Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

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

Calvados XO has aged 6 years in oak barrels, with 25% of new oak (XO = eXtra Old).

Terroir
Clay and Oxfordian marl soil.
Varieties
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
Harvesting
from September to November
Alcohol cont.
40 % 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.


Tasting notes

Eyes: Bright, golden, golden yellow glint.
Nose: Slightly oaky, with a lot of finesse, pastry, apple pie.
Mouth: Straight attack, very round in the middle of the mouth, underpinned by a nice acidity, slightly peppery on the finale. Very quaffable, stewed aromas of baked apple.


(Read also: Tasting Calvados)

Suggestions

- Storage: very long, upright without special precautions.
- As a Digestive: Drinking temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F) with a pudding, or a light cigar.


Bottle type: Carafe 70 CL


DOMAINE DUPONT
14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
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