Calvados Domfrontais Xo - 6 Years

A.O.C. : Calvados Domfrontais. Domfrontais Calvados is distilled on the domain from perry (pear cider) and cider.

Plantation : Standard pear and apple trees

Pear Varieties : In the “L’Aire” and “Cormier” orchards, the pears are picked in the months of October and November. These are traditional local varieties with names such as “Gaubert”, “Rouge Vignier” and “Normandie”.

Soil : Granite covered by clay loam

District : Melleray la Vallée 53110 Lassay Les Chateaux

Production : The fruit are 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 takes place in our gas heated ORTHES alembic continuous still.

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

Color : Sustained amber shade with bronze highlights

Nose : Intensity, power, fresh fruit (pear apple)

Palate : Pear citrus, liquorice, almond

Serving : 15 °C

Accompaniments : Domfrontais XO Calvados is best appreciated in a sorbet (trou normand) as a ‘digestive

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