Authentic Artisan Wines & Spirits
Calvados ~ Fine
A bright gold brandy from Normandy (France). With complex, very intense aromas of apple, pear, vanilla, and citrus with earthy hints. Round and fresh, which shows fruity aromas of vanilla and dried fruits. A well-integrated whole with good intensity. A very simplistic expression of Calvados, it is best regarded as a mixing alternative for vodka or even gin.
Grape Variety / Blend: 80% Bittersweet apple and 20% Acid apple
Winery / Estate: Famille Dupont
A bright gold apple brandy from Normandy (France). With complex, very intense aromas of apple, pear, vanilla, and citrus with earthy hints. Round and fresh, which shows fruity aromas of vanilla and dried fruits. A well-integrated whole with good intensity. A very simplistic expression of Calvados, it is best regarded as a mixing alternative for vodka or even gin.
|Spirits-Finish:||Dried Fruits Spicy|
|Spirits-Category:||Blended Malt Whisky|
|Spirits-Distillate:||Apples are mixed, crushed and pressed|
|Spirits-Barrel Ageing:||Oak barrels, with 50% of new oak|
|Spirits-Celler Zone:||Middle then high humidity|
The Famille Dupont Family estate consists of 30 hectares (74 acres) of orchards in Normandy, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge region. The estate produces ciders, pommeau and calvados. For more than 25 years now, the Estate has resolutely followed a path towards high quality. By drawing on the best techniques used to make cognac and its great blends, Etienne Dupont has studied, tried out and refined his cellar work to reach the same levels of elegance and expressiveness as found in the best wines.
Some of these techniques, such as manual sorting of the apples, and even working with an oenologist are found only very rarely in the making of cider. But just as for wine, the quality of the apples is still the first essential step. It is only after this that the creation of cider can make the most of the apple and its terroir.
Specialities of the estate: Ciders bearing a vintage date... a cider blend aged in oak... a blend using traditional methods of making sparkling wines... an apple "sweet wine"... cask strength calvados.
Thanks to their qualities of elegance and authenticity, the ciders and calvados from the Domaine Dupont are nowadays appreciated in many countries world-wide. A very great majority of its production goes for export.
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