Victor Gontier Calvados Domfrontais 2013 40% 500ml

  • SKU : VG13
  • Brand/Distillery : Victor Gontier
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage :
  • ABV : 40%
  • Volume : 500ml

$69.15

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This young calvados (Young, as per Cerbaco standards, but Old for others with lesser standards ) is made by Victor Gontier the quintessence of the craft distiller / farmer in the Domfrontais region, part of Calvados. Long after the outcome of mobile phones, calling Victor Gontier on the only landline by their entrance door, one would enjoy a cacophony of chook noises , roosters calls, pigs squeals in the courtyard, confirming the authenticity of the place and thus of its production. With the superior quality brought by the Domfrontais Appellation ( An AOC [Appellation of Controlled Origin] granted recently in 1985 requesting a minimum percentage of 35% of pear juice with the apple juice, amongst many other requests ). The pear gives the Domfrontais Calvados its fruitier and softer characters and induces a quicker maturation in barrels than in the Pays d’Auge region .  Therefore this 5 year old would correspond to a 7/8 year old from the rest of Calvados and Brittany.

And it makes the price particularly interesting, since, a Pays d’Auge reqiring longer aging, would cost more.

Check for yourself: Confit apple skin on the nose, Quince paste on the palate and a lovely and long Pear return from the back palate.

 

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Small Farm production of Calvados for 3 generations, in the heart of the Calvados Domfrontais Appellation d’ Origine Controllée AOC area. Made with a minimum one third pears and apples for the balance it is rustic, farm style and smell. Truly for the locals. No compromises...meaning, that it is absolutely authentic, but also fruitier and rounder when young than Pays d’Auge Calvados that require more ageing. Also famous for its apple and pear cider: They 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.

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