Domaine Dupont Calvados Hors d'Age
Domaine Dupont // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France
This family estate grows their apples for distillation; in the case of this bottling, 80% bittersweet apples and 20% acidic apples were used. Six months after fermentation the cider is double-distilled and aged for a minimum of years, 25% of which were aged in new oak.
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
"The Calvados is brilliant gold in color with some copper tones. Heavy banana and apple bouquet with slight gardenia and rose aromas. As you taste, you get a woody and sweet attack, giving way to tones of rosewater and apple. Though initially intense, this quickly dissipates leaving a clean mouthfeel."