Domaine Dupont Calvados Vielle Reserve
Domaine Dupont // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France
This Calvados is made from 80% bittersweet apples and 20% acidic apples that are harvested between September and November. The Vielle Reserve is doubled-distilled 6 months after fermentation and is aged for a minimum of 4 years in toasted 88-gallon barrels, 25% of which are new.
CalvadosBrandy distilled from apples (pear is allowed and in some sub-regions, required) from a delimited region in northwest France. Must be aged a minimum of 2 years in oak. Minimum aging if labeled: Fine-2 years, Réserve-3 years, VSOP-4 years, Hors d’Age-6 years
Cask TypeFrench oak
"Brilliant gold in color and a sweet, candied apple nose give way to fresh anise tones on the tongue. Lingering hints of oak and citrus as well as vanilla spice round out the finish. Adding a drop or two of water helps brighten the flavor and balance the palate."