Intense and rich baked apple flavours that hide much of the pear tastes found in younger calvas. This is due mainly to the development of the congenors from the tannins which create greater richness.
|Aroma||Currants and pears, vanilla and apple, sweet toffee but also drier walnut tones|
|Distillation||Cidre distilled in the same manner as cognac|
|Flavour||Some fruit cake and sweet apple flavours. The pear is apparent but not overbearing and does not hide a wonderful balance developed from good distilling and the natural ageing process. This is intensely rich, a treasure!|
|Grape Variety||Not a grape but Cidre made from apples and perry pear. The bitter/sweet apples are mainly picked and crushed in a membrane press to get the flavour from the skins. There are several varieties including Saint Martin, Noel des Champs, Mettais and Doux Normandie. The apples are small with high aromatic intensity. Perry pear is used to create added acidity for distillation|
|Viticulture||Rich and fertile land|