Le Pere Jules 3yr Calvados Pays d'Auge

Le Pere Jules 3yr Calvados Pays d'Auge

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Light amber in color, this dry Calvados is characterized by notes of apple peel and citrus. Citrusy, slightly oaky, with aromas of vanilla and spices. It offers exemplary freshness and minerality. The finish is bright, lively and persistent.

Enjoy in a cocktail, as liqueur in a tulip glass after a fine meal or in the middle of the meal, with strong cheeses like Livarot, with coffee (served inside the cup once the coffee has been drunk as in the inns of Normandy) or a cigar.

Pays d’Auge Calvados is produced from the distillation of a cider made exclusively on the clay and limestone hillsides within the Pays d’Auge. The fruits are harvested in traditional high stalk orchards that combine tree cultivation and the growing of grass for livestock. They are located in the Calvados county and a few towns in Orne and Eure.

As opposed to the continuous multi-stage distillation column used to make Vodka, many Whiskeys and some Calvados, Le Père Jules Calvados Pays d’Auge is produced in two stages using a traditional wood-fired alembic.

After being distilled, 50% of the Calvados is matured in oak barrels for a period of at least 3 years, the other half is aged 5 years or more. The barrels are carefully chosen in different sizes as they will allow the Calvados’ personality to slowly develop.

Blending is the last stage before bottling. Each Calvados is the result of a blend from different barrels of the same age although Le Pere Jules often add a small percentage of 10 to 15 years old eaux de vie. The aim is to find the desired expression for each range. This skill, passed on from generation to generation, is key to the preparation of the greatest Calvados.

41% ABV