Pierre Huet, Calvados 'Fine' (700ml)
Calvados Pays d'Auge (Certified Designation of Origin)
Between 2 and 3 years in oak barrels
First smell: newly picked apples cooked in butter – followed by refreshing hints of mint. After several minutes, frank apple aroma.
Fruity alcohol particularly recommended to strong « eaux de vie » lovers.
- Used as a basis for cocktails.
- Used forculinary preparations requiring an aromatic power and a high content in alcohol (flambéing, sauces...)
- Served as well at the end of a meal in a coffee cup.
- Silver Medal – Regional Competition Cambremer 2012
With optimal preservation conditions (constant cellar temperature), Calvados can be kept about 10 years.
The Calvados AOC Pays d’Auge is obtained through a process of double distillation of cider in a traditional copper still called “alambic à repasse” (which translates as a “double distillation still”). First, the juice obtained by pressing the apples is completely fermented (12 months) in one-hundred-year-old oak barrels.
Our still is heated by an innovative and unique process in Normandy: woodchips. Woodchips produced on the Estate serves as ecological combustible.
The cider is heated once for the first distillation. These cooled and condensed alcohol vapors are between 30 and 35% proof.
The second heater is to distill the “petites eaux”. Only the heart of the distillation is retained. Calvados obtained is 70% proof.