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Calvados Distillation and Aging Distillation is the transformation of a base alcohol into a spirit with higher alcohol through heating to the boiling point.

Large Calvados Producers vs. They normally don’t give much useable fruit until about their 20th birthday.

You also might be interested in Pear trees have a deeper root system than apples They thrive on the deep clay and granite soils of the Domfrontais. Distillation takes place once in a column still as is done in Appellation Calvados Controlee.

Domaine Etienne Daulny Sancerre. Fraser Neele marked it as to-read Jul 14, Calvados Apples It’s estimated that varieties of apples exist in Normandy and about a hundred varieties can be commonly found there. Calvados Fruit Trees in Southeastern Normandy near CoquerelleTwo types of rootstock exist in Normandy that affect the size of the trees and the density in which you can plant your orchard.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pears have higher acidity than apples, resulting in a more delicate spirit. Jan 23, Drew Elmore rated it really liked it Shelves: All of these factors have an important effect on the finished product.


Many of the traditional farmhouse structures were replaced by modern agriculture with high output. Calvaeos in cask, the alcohol begins to mellow while the flavors move from floral and fresh to more nrmandy and condensed. In fact [ citation needed ]a growing belief [ by whom? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Basses-Tiges drawf rootstock orchard in Southeastern Normandy near Coquerelle. A column still also has the advantage of being much faster and less expensive. Cider enters the column still and is heated, then rises through a series of copper plates, gently increasing in alcohol as each plate is passed. Please click this message for more information. Unlike table varieties we find on grocer’s shelves, the varieties used for the cider that will be distilled are small and fall into four major categories: Appellation Calvados Controlee At one point, the expansive area now known as Appellation Calvados Controlee was divided into regulated regions, spread all across Normandy and spilling across the borders of several neighboring departments.

Apples dominate in the Pays d’ Auge, and most calvados in the region is made with only apples. Raul marked it as to-read Nov 11, John rated it it was amazing Jan 02, To create calvados, apples and pears are collected from the ground during the autumn and pressed into juice.


Charles Neal Selections calvados. Acura Bacon rated it it was amazing Apr 27, While not as well known as Cognac or Armagnac, Calvados holds a dear place in the hearts of many spirits lovers. In the 17th centurythe traditional cider farms expanded, but taxation and prohibition of cider brandies were enforced elsewhere than BrittanyMaineand Normandy.

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While not as well known as cognac or armagnac, calvados holds a dear place in the hearts of many spirits lovers. Nikki K added it Oct 22, Liqueurs and infused distilled drinks by ingredients.

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