Calvados Domfrontais - 15 Years

A.O.C. : Calvados Domfrontais. Domfrontais Calvados is distilled on the Domain with a minimum of 80 % perry (pear cider) and cider.

Planting : Standard pear and apple trees

Pear Varieties : Pears from the “L’aire” and “Cormier” orchards are picked in the months of October and November. These are traditional, local varieties such as “Gaubert”, “Rouge Vignier” and “Normandie”....

Terroir : Granite covered with a clay loam

District : Melleray la Vallée 53110 Lassay Les Châteaux

Production : The fruit is picked, washed, crushed and pressed on the Domain. Fermentation is carried out in our cellars in 50 hl and 115 hl oak casks. Then from the month of March, distillation is performed in our gas-heated ORTHES alambic continuous still.

The Art of Ageing : Our 15 year old Domfrontais Calvados is aged in 100 litres oak barrels for 6 months then in 2 to 400 litres barrels for a minimum of 15 years. Over the ageing period the alcohol will be reduced to 42 % vol.

Color : Amber shade with bronze highlights

Nose : Strong, powerful, woody, hazelnut with a note of oak

Palate : Candied pear, dry fruit, spice, subtle wood

Serving : 15 °C

Accompaniments : Domfrontais Calvados of over 15 years of age has acquired great finesse and nice length on the palate. It will do honour to all special occasions.

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