Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Calvados VSOP
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Calvados VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) has aged 5 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 one month 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: Five years minimum. In toasted 400 L (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels, 25% of which are new. Bottled when ordered.


Tasting notes

Eyes: Gold color. Bright and clear.
Nose: Intense and soft. Notes of roasted apples underlined by notes of vanilla and liquorice.
Mouth: First sensation is round and soft. Empty glass offers aromas of cooked apples, balanced by pastry notes of vanilla and almond.


(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.
- For cooking: to flambé, and for sorbets and granités.
- As a digestive: drinking temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F).


Press comments

Daily Telegraph: "Pure pleasure." (Dec. 2015)
Sunday Times Magazine:
    "rich on the nose and pleasantly biting on the finish." (Feb. 2019)

Bottle types: 70 cl - 50 cl - 35 cl     Bottle 70 cl  Bottle 50 cl  Bottle 37,5 cl


DOMAINE DUPONT
14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
Tel.: +33 (0)231.632.424   -   Fax: +33 (0)231.631.476   -   Email:
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