"[...] Norman apple brandy becomes emancipated.
With a new generation of producers, Calvados tries to find its place in trendy bars."
- How to choose a bottle of cider -
"This cheap drink, fruity and with low alcohol content, has to be discovered again. Ciders are more various than we can imagine. This is how you can get your bearings."
- In der Destillerie Pierre Huet erfahren wir... -
"Entlang der cidre route, vorbei an den zahlreichen apfelbäumen, geht es zur Calvados-Destillerie Pierre Huet. Hier gibt es vom köstlichen Birnen-Cidre über apfelkonfitüre bis hin zu den verschiedensten Calvados-Sorten jede menge zu entdecken."
WORLD'S BEST CIDERS
" World’s Best Ciders is the first book to showcase the world of cider, from its origins as a thirst-quencher for farm workers to its present as a rival to champagne.
Travelling from the Old to the New World and teaching us not only how to taste it but how to cook with it, Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw explore every aspect of this fascinating drink and the people who produce it. Here you’ll discover what Johnny Appleseed really planted, find out what the Magners’ effect is and learn why perry is a miracle drink.
Beginning in the sidrerias of Asturias, Spain, where cider has been part of the culture for thousands of years, the authors then travel north to Normandy and Brittany in France, to the famous cider regions of Somerset, the Three Counties and Wales in the UK and then across the Atlantic, to New England and Quebec where cider is being re-invented, taken out of bars and into restaurants. Over 200 ciders are described in detail, with tasting notes, and illustrated with hundreds of Bill Bradshaw’s inspiring and beautiful photographs.
This is a story that has never been told. It is a story that will appeal to the novice and the expert alike. "
- CALVADOS : The apple has resource -
" Pierre Huet Tradition 15 years old. The archetype of a "owned" Calvados, blended with precision and virtuosity, fine-tuned generation after generation. A perfectly controlled power, a roundness which doesn't hide a true elegance, and at the same time, a youth and a surprising intensity. "
- Calvados : the King of apple Brandy -
" Domaine Pierre Huet Cambremer Pays d'Auge 8 Year Old Calvados "
- Prestige Tasting at Four Season George V in Paris -
" Pierre Huet Tradition 15 years old. Eyes : amber colour, brilliant Nose : Cinnamon, vanilla, tangy apple. Mouth : warm, rounded, great aromatic persistence. Comments : a delicacy !
Pierre Huet 8 years old Calvados. Eyes : pale straw colour, brilliant. Nose : baked apple. Mouth : velvety texture, pleasant, present alcohol but not intrusive. Food pairings : poultry in a creamy sauce. Comments : young and retro-olfactive. "
- The Cider Route -
" Cider, pommeau and calvados are the jewels of the low Normandy terroir. the small roads of the area are studded with beautiful estates which produce these tasty beverages according to unchanged production methods for decades. (...) The Pierre Huet Estate has been producing its cider since 1865 in Cambremer. The Estate distillery is new but the barrels in rows give an authentic look to the place and the production methods haven't changed since ages. (...)"
- Cambremer region of excellence -
" To visit a cellar is always a privilege, a unique moment, a sort of initiatory route in this soft atmosphere filled with flavours and smells. The Visit of the Pierre Huet Estate, specialised in the transformation of apples into tasty beverages, heightens your senses. The Estate is famous for its Pommeau as well as the Cider and Calvados (...)"
- Western France Destination -
" All are worth a detour but some estates don't offer visits, unlike the Calvados Pierre Huet Estate. This family-owned estate grows 40 varieties of apples for cider. A tradition since 1865. Its distillery is the only one in Normandy to use wood chips to heat the two stills. "
" Cidervägen ringlar vidare tillbaka mot Cambremer där vi startade ett par timmar tidigare i Pierre Huet. FamiljenHuet började tillverka calvados redan 1865. Granne med fabriken ligger den slottsliknande huvudbyggnaden som förstärker intrycket av framgang och kvalitet 40 olika äppelsorter odlas pa familjens stora plantager. (...)"
- When the chic cider appears in the festive meals -
At this end of this year, this apple-based beverage faces a non abundant harvest but still cultivates its image. How ? By focusing on the high quality vintages (...)
- When spirits hunt in packs -
" Last November, The Regional Agriculture Chamber of Normandy (CRAN) and the International Chamber of Commerce of Normandy have choosen the Calvados Pierre Huet Company as a partner. Three reasons for this choice : A fifth generation of a company with a reception policy in brand new premises and the goal to promote international development. "
- Calvados, chic eau-de-vie -
" Selection on 80 Calvados
Calvados Cordon Or Pierre Huet 30 years old. 17/20. Nose : initially discrete, fresh, tender, soft spices, a hint of leather note, pleasant bitterness, finally a pretty nose with apple aromas, elegant with a delicate taste.
Calvados Tradition Pierre Huet. Elegant pretty nose, supple, very aromatic, delicate and sweet, pure fruit, round and fresh finish. "
- Ciders are back ! -
" Our selection
Pierre Huet AOC Pays d'Auge Cider (grade 89/100). Lovely fruitiness, orange tone, gold colour. powerful nose, ripe apple aroma, delicate smoky background. The mouth combines sweetness, smoothness and acidity, the whole is very harmonious. Very good quality cider with long retro-olfaction. "