As cider is to wine, and calvados is to brandy; pommeau is to pineau. Pommeau de Normandie is not equivelant to sherry, because sherry is made from wine fortified with brandy. This beautiful product is made from unfermented apple juice mixed with calvados (about 3 to 1). The mixture is then aged in oak for at least 14 months.
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Producer and proprietor-harvester of apple cider, Calvados, Pommeau de Normandie and pear cider since 1919, on 45 hectares planted with about sixty varieties in a traditional orchard of standard trees, with pays d'Auge Appellation d'Origine ContrÃ´lÃ©e status. AOC. The ciders are 100% pure juice like all French ciders or Perry must be by law and no addition of anything but sulphite under strict conditions is permitted. This is very important to bear in mind when in most countries of the world ciders can have up to 45 % water added , with sugar, aromatics synthetic or natural, sugar, alcohol, preservatives etc. Absolute authenticity and tradition guarantees that beside the strict French cider regulation, Le Pere Jules, do not pasteurize, nor add sulphites to their ciders , meaning their quality is unmatched, but they are unpredictable, subject sometimes to secondary explosive fermentation, making champagne to look tame in comparison.