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.

Terroir
Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
Varieties
67% of bittersweet apples
33% of acid apples
Harvesting
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, very fine mousse. The colour is pale yellow, faintly hazy.
Nose: Light. Aromas of stewed apples and pears, mild spices.
Mouth: Delicate, powerful and complex. Aromas of pineapple, of lemon with hints of calvados.


Nutrition

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


(Read also: Tasting Cider)

Suggestions

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

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


DOMAINE DUPONT
14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
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