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Drouin Pays d'ague Reserve...
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Drouin Pays D'Auge Reserve<br />Drouin France<br /><br />70 cl / 40 °<br />Typology: Calvados<br />Raw material: Apples<br />Fermentation: Indigenous yeasts<br />Method of production: Charentais Alembic<br />Box: Yes<br /><br />Why it is different:<br />We could call Drouin Pays D'auge the grand cru of the Calvados appellation, with very strict rules. The Réserve is made like all Drouin calvados: harvesting of the 30 apple<br />varieties and reaching maturity, champagne-style soft pressing with yields reduced to 65% to preserve the fragrance and freshness of the juice, spontaneous fermentation<br />with indigenous yeasts. The ciders for distillation are the youngest ones, which remain in stainless steel vats for several months, at least 5. They are fresh and fruity<br />fermented, not overly complex, and ideal for the production of distillates for short ageing. Distillation takes place in the traditional copper Charentais still, ageing in French<br />oak barrels for 4 years.<br /><br />How to drink it:<br />To be enjoyed neat in a tulip glass. Excellent when paired with chocolate desserts or a classic apple and pear cake.<br /><br />Focus:<br />Fermentation is a key process in the production of all Christian Drouin spirits: it all happens naturally with the distillery's indigenous yeasts. The freshly pressed juice<br />reaches the stainless steel vats, where it ferments and rests for at least 5 months, but in some cases up to 1 year. Based on the fermentation time, it is already clear what<br />type of calvados can be obtained. Those obtained from young ciders will be ideal for the distillation of younger, fresh and fruity calvados. The more mature and evolved ciders<br />are distilled from June onwards, but in some cases also in the autumn following the harvest, resulting in very complex and rich distillates, ideal for long ageing, particularly<br />for vintage wines.<br />
Price €67.40
Calvados Fine Ch. Du Breuil...

Calvados Fine Ch. Du Breuil...

<br />TYPE: Calvados<br />PRODUCTION AREA; Pays d'Auge<br />RAW MATERIAL: Apples (from mainly small trees). Clay soil, rich in nitrogen and potassium.<br />DISTILLATION: before obtaining the cider, the apples undergo blending and pressing, they are carefully washed and treated to extract the pulp of the fruit on the one hand,<br />and the must on the other, which must macerate for at least 6 weeks before reaching the alcoholic degree required for distillation, i.e. 4.5% vol. minimum.<br />COLOUR: gold<br />BOUQUET: during tasting it is lively and has a very lively character, but always pleasant<br />TASTE: it can be drunk as a digestive, sipped with Italian-style coffee, but also used to prepare refined cocktails or to make flambage in the kitchen.<br />DESCRIPTION: Château du Breuil is internationally renowned for the quality of its production, for which it uses only pure apple juice from the pays d'auge. The fermentation<br />cycle is carried out in a natural way; this requires a lot of patience and constant attention to obtain the quintessence of the fruit. Savoir-faire, combined with experience, is<br />the strength of Château du Breuil, which prioritises quality over yield.<br />AGING: Minimum 2 years in oak barrels.<br />
Price €35.60
Calvados VSOP Ch. Du Breuil...

Calvados VSOP Ch. Du Breuil...

TYPE: Calvados<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Pays d'Auge<br />RAW MATERIAL: Apples (from mainly small trees). Clay soil, rich in nitrogen and potassium.<br />DISTILLATION: before obtaining the cider, the apples are subjected to blending and pressing, they are carefully washed and treated to extract the pulp of the fruit on the one<br />hand, and the must on the other, which must macerate for at least 6 weeks before reaching the alcohol content required for distillation, i.e. 4.5% vol. minimum.<br />COLOUR: bright and shiny<br />BOUQUET: fresh and engaging, soft and rounded scents that, besides reminding of apples, recall cane sugar<br />FLAVOUR: fresh, soft and round even on the palate, with a pleasant length<br />DESCRIPTION: Château du Breuil is internationally renowned for the quality of its production, for which it uses only pure apple juice from the pays d'auge. The fermentation<br />cycle is carried out in a natural way; this requires a lot of patience and constant attention to obtain the quintessence of the fruit. Savoir-faire, combined with experience, is<br />the strength of Château du Breuil, which prioritises quality over yield.<br />AGING: Minimum 4 years in oak barrels.<br />
Price €46.20
Calvados Reserve Chateau 8...

Calvados Reserve Chateau 8...

<br /><br />TYPE: Calvados<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Pays d'Auge<br />RAW MATERIAL: Apples (from mainly small trees). Clay soil, rich in nitrogen and potassium.<br />DISTILLATION: before obtaining the cider, the apples are subjected to blending and pressing, they are carefully washed and treated to extract the pulp of the fruit on the one<br />hand, and the must on the other, which must macerate for at least 6 weeks before reaching the alcohol content required for distillation, i.e. 4.5% vol. minimum.<br />COLOUR: bright and shiny<br />BOUQUET: soft and fruity, with wonderful scents of walnut, unripe hazelnut, fresh almond and vanilla<br />FLAVOUR: the apple remains very present in the tasting, and the aftertaste is long and exceptional<br />DESCRIPTION: Château du Breuil is internationally renowned for the quality of its production, for which it uses only pure apple juice from the pays d'auge. The fermentation<br />cycle is carried out in a natural way; this requires a great deal of patience and constant attention in order to obtain the quintessence of the fruit. Savoir-faire, combined with<br />experience, is the strength of Château du Breuil, which prioritises quality over yield.<br />AGING: Minimum 8 years in oak barrels.<br />
Price €72.80
Calvados XO Ch. Du Breuil...

Calvados XO Ch. Du Breuil...

<br /><br />TYPE: Calvados<br /><br />PRODUCTION AREA: Pays d'Auge<br /><br />RAW MATERIAL: Apples (from mainly small trees). Clay soil, rich in nitrogen and potassium.<br /><br />DISTILLATION: Before making the cider, the apples are blended and pressed, washed and treated to extract the pulp of the fruit on the one hand, and the must on the other,<br />which must macerate for at least 6 weeks before being bottled.<br /><br />COLOUR: Dark amber<br /><br />BOUQUET: The bouquet is rich and fleshy, with hints of spices, honey, cinnamon and dried fruit.<br /><br />PAIRINGS: Excellent if drunk alone, surprising if paired with very strong cheeses, and exceptional with quality dark chocolate<br /><br />TASTE: The taste is truly amazing, with a unique aromatic intensity and extreme length.<br />
Price €144.60
DROUIN Tres Pomme Version 4...

DROUIN Tres Pomme Version 4...

Presentation<br />During our annual inventory of the cellar stock, when we taste a sample from each barrel, from each Calvados, it always happens that we come across a barrel that arouses<br />our particular interest. In the course of the tastings, this gave us the idea of selecting some of these Calvados for a special bottling. The 'Calvados Expressions' series is a<br />limited edition, and the bottled bottles each come from an individual cask. Didactically and technically, this series opens up a new approach to experiencing the complexity<br />and styles of Calvados. Each edition names the cask, the type of maturation, the number of bottles bottled and the date of bottling.<br />
Price €73.00