Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Cidre Reserve
Cider aged in Oak

Cidre Dupont Reserve is aged six months in oak casks which were used to hold Calvados. This aging gives subtlety and excellent complexity.

Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
67% of bittersweet apples
33% of acid apples
from October to November
Alcohol cont.
7.5 % vol.

Techniques used

Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. Indigenous yeasts. The fermentation is controlled by successive racking. The cider is subsequently transferred into 400-litre barrels which had held Calvados, where it will slowly improve for six months. The cider is unpasteurised. Put into barrels between January and March and then bottled six months later.
Density (O.G.): 1060 after pressing, equivalent to 127g of sugar per litre. 1020 when bottled, which gives 7.5% alcohol after bottle fermentation has finished.

Tasting notes

Eyes: Very gently sparkling, fine bubbles. The color is gold, orange reflections.
Nose: Light, stewed apple and pear, underlined by notes of citrus fruits and sweet spices.
Mouth: Delicate, powerful and complex, round and intense on the palate. Aromas of cooked apples, balanced by the blended tannins of Calvados.


No sugar added. No gluten. Calories per glass: 85 Cal. (12.5 cl glass)

(Read also: Tasting Cider)


Storage: Keep the bottles upright. Can be stored 4 or 5 years in good conditions. Because the cider is on its lees, it will improve and become more complex.
Service between 8 and 12 °C (46 to 54°F) as an aperitif, or to accompany white meats or cheeses. Also excellent with apple based desserts or pancakes.

Press comments

Elle à Table : "The mouth is round and highly seductive..."
Imbibe Magazine: "Extraordinary nose (...) palate beguilingly delicate"
La Revue du Vin de France: "A gourmet cider"
Challenge Best French Wines & Spirits for Asia: Gold medal in 2016

Bottle type: 33 cl - 75 cl - 20L Keykeg

14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
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