Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Calvados Hors d'age
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Calvados Hors d'Age has aged 6 years in oak barrels, with 25% of new oak.

Terroir
Clay and Oxfordian marl soil.
Varieties
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
Harvesting
from September to November
Alcohol cont.
42 % vol.

Techniques used

The apples are mixed, crushed and pressed. The apple juice is fermented right out to give cider to be distilled. Double distillation is carried out 6 months after the fermentation has taken place. The first distillation gives the "petite eau" at 30% by volume and it is the second distillation, that of the "petite eau" which gives the Calvados.
Aging: Six years minimum. In toasted 400 L (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels, 25% of which are new. Bottled when ordered.


Tasting notes

Eyes: Golden yellow, slightly coppery.
Nose: Pleasant, fine with good complexity, lightly wooded. Fruit aromas of apple and banana. Floral hints of rose and jasmine. Develops in complexity when smelt again after swirling.
Mouth: Sweet attack, excellently balanced. Fruity hints of ripe apples. Hints of wood.


(Read also: Tasting Calvados)

Suggestions

- Storage: very long, bottles upright without special precautions.
- As an Aperitif: on its own, over ice, or with a drop or two of water to let it release its aromas.
- As a Digestive: Drinking temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F).


Press comments

Sommeliers International : "the Rolls of Calvados"
Eaux-de-vie guide - Martine Nouet : "Clear, silky and mild"
Challenge Best French Wine & Spirit for Asia: Silver medal

Bouteilles : 150 cl - 70 cl - 50 cl - 35 cl - Carafe 70 cl - Flasque 20 cl     Bouteille 150 cl  Bouteille 70 cl  Bouteille 50 cl  Bouteille 37,5 cl  Carafe 70 cl  Flasque 20 cl


DOMAINE DUPONT
14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
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