Calvados - 15 Years

A.O.C. : Calvados

Planting : Standard apple trees

Apple Varieties : The “Cétine”, “Commerçon” and “Heudeliére” orchards are the Domaine de la Duretiére’s real riches. These are planted with bitter and bittersweet varieties such as “Bedan”, “Douce coët ligné” and “Frequin” that are picked in the months of October and November.

Soil : Shallow granite soil

District : Melleray la Vallée 53110 Lassay Les Châteaux

Production : The apples 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 is performed in our gas-heated ORTHES alembic continuous still.

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

Colour : Bright with deep brown highlights

Nose : Pleasant, finesse, gingerbread, vanilla

Palate : Sweetness, a complex duo of apple and spices, caramelised apple, long finish.

Serving : 15 °C

Accompaniments : With its good balance and length, over 15 years’ old Calvados is ideal for special occasions.

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