Pays d’Auge Calvados
Hors d'Age 8 years old
Pays d’Auge Calvados, Appellation Pays d’Auge Contrôlée.
Hors d’Age – 2008 Vintage
A mixture of local cider apple varieties give it its AOC Pays d’Auge status. The production of apples is strictly controlled: from the position of the orchards to the varities of apples used (Kermerrien, Bisquet, Fréquin Rouge, Binet Rouge, Douce moen, Douce Coet, Rouge duret, Marie Ménard, Clos Renaux, Bedan, Judor, Peau de chien..), everything is verified.
This 7 year old AOP Pays d’Auge Calvados, is, like all of our Calvados, made from the double distillation of cider. The first distillation transforms it into what is known as petite eau or brouillis. The second enables it to become Calvados, in which it loses half of its volume, meaning it is necessary to use about 14 litres of cider to make one litre of Calvados. The reference to the vintage corresponds with the year of distillation.
This Calvados, with a woody, herbaceous character just like the VSOP, is particularly auspicious, with a beautiful deep, brilliant yellow robe. This, the youngest of our Hors d’Age range, has maintained the fruitiness of its youth and combined it with the depth of maturity. It flourishes in the mouth, with a complex bouquet of delicate floral notes. Made from a single vintage.
Serving temperature: Room temperature.