Calvados, simply put, is a delicious cider brandy that is created in Normandy, France. It can only be called Calvados if the apples are grown in Normandy itself - of which there are over 200 varieties used to create Calvados. In the case of Chateau du Breuil, the apple used in the production of this fine cider brandy is the delicious Pays d’Auge apples.
The result is a masterfully created Calvados that is balanced, intense, and refreshing. It offers a bold sip that is sweet and flavorful, and a nose that is boisterous and invigorating. To the eye: a beautiful, dark amber is noticed. Reminiscent of the golden light of twilight just before the sun disappears for the night. On the nose: the nose is both fruity and spicy. Notes of apricot, cinnamon, nutmeg, and citrus fruits are observed. On the palate: strong notes of apple balanced by slight thoughts of citrus, cocoa, and tobacco. It has a long, persistent finish and is incredibly well-bodied.
This delicious Calvados is the perfect digestif. It is relaxing, calming, and does wonders for the digestive system.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.