Victor Gontier Calvados Domfrontais 2003 40% 700ml:
Domfrontais Calvadoss differ from those of the PaysdAuge by being made from at least 30% pears, as well as the traditional apples. This makes not only for a lighter-coloured spirit, but also one thats more feminine and elegant. Rarely exported, this 2000 vintage is a prodution fermiere or ‘farm-made’ calvados, indicating thats its made entirely on the farm, making it a true artisanal product made under the highest standards and strict quality guidelines of the A.O.C.
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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.