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Roger Groult Reserve Ancestrale Pays d'Auge Calvados by Roger Groult

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Roger Groult Reserve Ancestrale Pays d'Auge Calvados by Roger Groult
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Cru:
Pays d'Auge
Volume:
70 cl
% Alcohol:
40%
Packaging:
Wooden Box
Availability:
In stock

Details

A very fine calvados made by one of the most respected producers of calvados in Pays d'Auge. It is one of the original Roger Groult Pays d’Auge calvados and is said to have spirits from around the turn of the 20th century. This Reserve Ancestrale is one of the very early bottles that we understand was from the stock that was in the barrels from around 1830 – 1918. It has the original black seal and quite hard black wax; those with a red wax seal contain a much more recent calvados. It is in great condition and the level is really good.

Additional Information

Aroma Pure charm and exciting complexity.
Ageing Aged in very old oak barrels of differing sizes (from 110 litres to more than 13,000 litres).
Distillation They have three small, very old stills heated by a wood fire and the double distillation method is used. The cidre is distilled one year after brewing the apples so that fermentation occurs naturally and slowly on fine Lees.
Flavour Perfect balance of power and elegance. Sweet with spices and notes of 'tarte tartin'.
Grape Variety Among the 30 varieties of cider apples used the most common are: Antoinette, red Frequin, Bisquet, windmill (bitter apples and sweet-bitter, 70% of the production), Bedan, Christmas of the Champs (sweet apples, 20%), Rambaud, René Martin (acidulated apples, 10%).
Reduction and Strength A blend of some of the oldest eau de vieux of the domain.
Viticulture Pays d'Auge is the top calvados cru. The Jurassic limestone soil is ideal for growing the various apples required to make calvados.