Dupont Calvados Reserve
Calvados Reserve has aged 3 years in oak barrels, with 25% of new oak.
Terroir:Clay and Oxfordian marl soil.
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
from September to November
42 % vol.
The apples are mixed, crushed and pressed. The apple juice is fermented right out to give cider to be distilled. Double distillation is carried out 6 months after the fermentation has taken place. The first distillation gives the ”petite eau” at 30% by volume and it is the second distillation, that of the ”petite eau” which gives the Calvados.
Aging: Three years minimum. In toasted 400 l (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels, 25% of which are new. Bottled when ordered.
|Eyes: Amber yellow. Clear and brilliant.
Nose: Gentle attack, followed by great aromatic intensity with green apple, geranium and minty hints. The aromas of calvados left on the sides of the emptied glass reveal a great deal.
Mouth: Consistent, slightly bitter, at first marked by green apple. Finish is vegetal, very broad. Retro-olfactive.