Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Givre
Apple "sweet wine"

This non sparkling "sweet wine" from apples, low in alcohol, has unique aromatic richness and sweetness. Domaine Dupont exclusive. Givre won a prize at the Innovative Food from Normandy competition.

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
Bottling
June
Residual Sugar
149.2 g per liter
Alcohol cont.
10% vol.

Techniques used

The cider ferments in stainless steel vats. If calvados is made by double distillation (high temperature extraction), Givre is made by cooling the cider to very low temperature. At these temperatures, crystals of ice form. They are separated from the liquid, which is thereby enriched with sugar, alcohol and body. Eight stages of chilling are needed in order to obtain Givre.
Density (O.G.): 1056 after pressing, equivalent to 126 g of sugar per litre.


Tasting notes

Eyes: Brilliant, amber mahogany.
Nose: Baked apple, jammy quince, caramel.
Mouth: Baked apple, nice balance between sweetness and briskness, hint of nuts, long finish.


Nutrition

No sugar added. No gluten.


Suggestions

Storage: Keep the bottles upright or lying down in a cool cellar (8 to 12°C, 46 to 54°F ). Givre keeps a long time. After opening, keep cold and drink within a week to avoid any trace of oxidation.
Service: Serve chilled. Goes with blue cheese, desserts made with apples (Tart Tatin, crumble), nuts, chocolate or red fruits.


Press comments

Challenge Best French Wine & Spirit for Asia: Gold medal

Bottle type: 37,5 cl


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