Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Calvados 15 ans
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Calvados 15 ans has aged 15 years in oak barrels.

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: Fifteen years minimum. In toasted 400 l (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels. Bottled when ordered.


Tasting notes

Eyes: Gold colour. Clear and brilliant, bright meniscus, fine legs .
Nose: Powerful and intense, fine, complex, without aggression. First impression is of wood and vanilla. After swirling, floral and citrus (mandarins and oranges).
Mouth: Gently spirituous, persistent and intense. Aromas of green apples, of dry fruit (hazelnuts) of wood and vanilla.


(Read also: Tasting Calvados)

Suggestions

- Storage: very long, bottles upright without special precautions.
- With the dessert: can accompany desserts based on apple and chocolate (mousse or cake).
- As a digestive: perfect for enthusiasts of fine eaux-de-vie, dark chocolate and cigars.


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Bottle types: 150 cl - 70 cl - 35 cl - Carafe     Bottle 150 cl  Bottle 70 cl  Bottle 37,5 cl  Carafe 70 cl


DOMAINE DUPONT
14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
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