Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Calvados 30 ans non-réduit
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Calvados 30 ans non réduit (= "30 years unreduced") is a strong calvados: it is bottled at cask strength, with neither dilution nor cold filtration. It has been treated in such a way as to maximise its concentration and complexity.

Clay and Oxfordian marl soil.
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
from September to November
Alcohol cont.
50 % 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 1 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: Thirty years minimum. In toasted 1200L (264 imp gallon) and then 400L (88 imp gallon) oak barrels. This Calvados was neither reduced (no water is added) nor filtered after cold stabilization. Bottled when ordered.

Tasting notes

Eyes: Mahogany color, copper reflections.
Nose: Powerful, intense. Petrol aromas, imperial mandarin, notes of spices and caramelized apples.
Mouth: Rich and concentrated. Beautiful aromatic palette: spices (from ginger to pepper), caramelized apples supported by notes of candied orange, just the right balance between alcohol quality, acidity and bitterness. A lingering finish on dried fruits.

(Read also: Tasting Calvados)


- Storage: very long, bottles upright, protected from light.
- As a Digestive: Drinking temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F). Very suitable for lovers of fine eaux-de-vie, dark chocolate withg candied fruits and powerful cigars. The lack of dilution gives it a unique intensity both on the nose and in the mouth. As this calvados was not cold filtered, a light deposit may appear.

Press comments

Sommeliers International : "natural, classy, fine"
Le Point : 17.5 /20   Outstanding Calvados: "elegant, great finesse"
Monsieur : "Powerful, intense and elegant"

Bottle types: 70 cl - 35 cl

14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
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