The Range of Ciders and Calvados
Ciders, Calvados, Apple Delights...
The choice of dating the ciders allows the difference between the years to be highlighted and for their evolution over time to be followed better. Cider can be tasted just like wine and deserves the same respect and attention as wine.
Cidre Bouché: Made using the traditional methods of the Pays d'Auge. The fruit forward and fresh mouth shows the flavours of apples and citrus fruits with finesse.
Cidre Biologique (= Organic Cider): Made following the standards "Bio UE" with untreated apples. No sulfites added. Fresh, with hints of bitterness and honey on the mouth.
Cidre Reserve: Aged six months in casks which had formerly contained calvados. This aging gives it breadth, finesse and complexity.
Cidre Triple: An unusual craftsman style cider made from a selection of bitter apples.
Cuvee Colette: Made using the "traditional method" of sparkling wines. Attractively aromatic, moderately fresh, showing elegance and finesse on the mouth.
The Domaine Dupont Calvados all have the "Appellation d'Origine Controlée Pays d'Auge". Made using double distillation in a Charente style alembic, they all receive aging in oak barrels, for periods varying between 2 to 40 years. They are only bottled when about to be sold.
Calvados du Pays d'Auge - The Classics: The younger ones are lively and full of fruit. The older ones are softened by long aging in oak casks, which give them complex woody hints of vanilla. Each of them has its own personality. Fine Reserve • Reserve • Vieille Reserve • VSOP • Hors d'Age • 12 years • 15 years • 20 years • 30 years • 45 years • 50 years • Vintage 1988 • 1980 • 1977 • 1972
Calvados du Pays d'Auge - unreduced: Bottled at Cask strength without cold filtration. Unreduced calvados possess a unique intensity both on the nose and in the mouth. 30 years unreduced • 45 years unreduced • 50 years unreduced
Cask Finish: The Cask Finish collection is born from the desire to enrich the classic aromatic palette of our calvados by refining in casks that have previously contained wines and spirits.
Pomme Captive (=Captive apple): Captive in the bottle, an attractive apple bathes sweetly in a young calvados. As attractive as it is tasty.
Givre: Domaine Dupont exclusive. This non sparkling "sweet wine" from apples, low in alcohol has unique aromatic richness and sweetness. Givre won a prize at the Innovative Food competition from Normandy.
Pommeau: A felicitous marriage between Calvados and freshly pressed apple juice, rich in tannins. Pommeau combines power, sweetness and gentleness.