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United States – When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The less-aged calvados distinguishes itself with its fresh apple and pear aromas. Real Time Inventory by location: While small amounts of heads and tails can be manually removed, more esters and acids remain in a spirit distilled calfados.

Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy

This clear spirit then goes into barrel, where it picks up color and additional aromas and flavors. With biographies and reviews of more than producers dotted throughout the Norman countryside, Calvados is an indispensable guide for the serious spirits connoisseur.

Retrieved 28 April The Fruit of Calvados: Tasting Calvados Calvados has traditionally been drunk after a meal, partially because of its digestive qualities.

The history of the region and its distinctiveness in France are fully defined. After two years of aging in oak casks, it can be sold as calvados. To ask other readers questions about Calvadosplease sign up.

The area called “Calvados” was created after the French Revolutionbut eau de vie de cidre was already called calvados in common usage. These regulated regions were grouped together in the s. Very comprehensive and satisfying treatise on Normandy’s pomme-culture. Paul rated it really liked it Jan 15, The nose and palate are delicate spiriy concentration of aged apples and dried apricots balanced with butterscotch, nut, and chocolate aromas.


Basses-Tiges drawf rootstock orchard in Southeastern Normandy near Coquerelle. Brian rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Additional aromas of honey, toffee, and nuts might also arise adding to the complexity of a well-aged spirit. This is a small drink of calvados taken between courses in a very long meal, sometimes with apple or pear sorbetsupposedly to reawaken the appetite. Domaine Duffour Domaine Chiroulet.

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Calvados from the Pays d’ Auge must be distilled tbe, a process that sets it apart from the other appellations.

The Spirit of Normandy by Charles Neal. No trivia or quizzes yet. This is because spirits begin with a base matter that is converted into alcohol and distilled before aging in oak for an extensive period. Two types of stills are used in the region: Domaine du Grand Montmirail.

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Small Calvados Producers There are approximately producers in Normandy who bottle and sell their calvados.

The soil is often very cool and high in acidity. They grow their own apples on land that they own, press their juice, ferment their cider, distill their product, and age it on their property.

During World War Icider brandy was requisitioned for use in armaments due to its alcohol content. Haute-Tiges standard rootstock orchard. Dwarf RootstockApples and pears can also be grown on dwarf rootstock.


For a detailed explanation click here. With a history dating back nearly years, the region has a long tradition of distilling their ciders into delicious and complex spirits. Allan E Schon rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Add your own review of this item By: Calvados distillation takes place in a copper still.

This is the same process we see in armagnac distillation. Scr marked it as to-read Nov 05, The fruit is harvested and pressed into a juice that is fermented into a dry cider. Appellation Calvados Controlee At one point, the expansive area now known as Appellation Calvados Controlee was divided into regulated regions, spread all across Normandy and spilling across the borders of several neighboring departments.

Add your own review of this item. Domaine Etienne Daulny Sancerre. Granite allows much more water retention than dryer soils like schist, and water retention helps produce more fruit, albeit with a bit less sugar.

The calvados appellation system notmandy revised in and But there’s plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Madeira wine Marsala wine Port wine Sherry Vermouth. John rated it it was amazing Jan 02, On the other hand, aromas can be more forthcoming with a calvados distilled in a column still.

Calvados is the basis of the tradition of le trou Normandor “the Norman hole”.