Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Calvados 45 ans non-réduit
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Calvados 45 ans non réduit (= "45 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.

Terroir
Clay and Oxfordian marl soil.
Varieties
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
Harvesting
from September to November
Alcohol cont.
52 % 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: Forty five years minimum. In toasted 1200 litre (264 imp gallon) and subsequently 400 litre (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: Colour Mahogany. Clear.
Nose: Powerful and intense. Aromas of spices, tobacco and licorice dominate.
Mouth: Powerful and very intense. Spices and tobacco aromas dominate.


(Read also: Tasting Calvados)

Suggestions

- Storage: very long, bottles upright.
- As a Digestive: Drinking temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F). Very suitable for lovers of fine eaux-de-vie, dark chocolate 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 can appear.

Bottle type: 70 cl


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