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. Organic cider.

Terroir
Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
Varieties
60% of bittersweet apples
40% of acid apples
Harvesting
from October to November
Alcohol cont.
8 % vol.
Certification
Certified as Organic by FR-BIO-09

Techniques used

Double fermentation in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. Then, the cider is transferred to 68 hectoliter casks that have contained Calvados, where it will slowly mature for six months. Total control of natural effervescence through a passage in closed vats before bottling (Closed Tank Charmat method). Unpasteurized cider.
Density (O.G.): 1060 after pressing, equivalent to 127g of sugar per litre. 1020 when bottled, which gives 8% alcohol.


Tasting notes

Eyes: Gold color, orange glints. Fine bubbles.
Nose: Quaffable, scent of roasted apples highlighted by notes of vanilla, touch of citrus and sweet spices.
Mouth: Round and complex. Beautiful aromatic amplitude: caramelized apples, cooked prune, citrus notes, perfect balance between sweetness, acidity and fruitiness. The aging in calvados barrels gives a real depth of tasting reinforced by the blended tannins.


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. As the cider is on its lees, it will refine and become more complex.
Service between 8 and 12 °C (46 to 54°F). This gourmet cider will accompany poultry and white meat, fish, soft cheeses, apple desserts. Or, more traditionally, with pancakes, sweet or savory.


Press comments

Caveman Magazine: "A gourmet trip to Normandy."
Nordic International Cider Awards 2022 : Silver Award
 "Complex, letting apple through many levels. Nice one."
Elle à Table : "The mouth is round and highly seductive..."
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
Tel.: +33 (0)231.632.424   -   Fax: +33 (0)231.631.476   -   Email:
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