Domaine Familia L. Dupont - Calvados Pays dAuge - Millesime 1977 - 700ml
Eyes: Colour intense orange mahogany. Clear and brilliant. Nose: Sweet and not aggressive. Complex. The effect of wood dominate, with suggestions of spice and citrus. The aromas of calvados left on the sides of the emptied glass reveal a great deal. Mouth: Fresh attack, spices (nutmeg) and vanilla. Hints of citrus and bitterness are very present.
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: Since 1977, in toasted 1200 litre (264 imp gallon) and subsequently 400 litre (88 imp gallon) oak barrels. Unfiltered and without being cold stabilized, it was treated in such a way as to maximise its concentration and complexity.