Carafe XO 15 years
Calvados AOC (Protected Designation of Origin)
Minimum of 15 years in oak barrels.
Great blend of Pierre HUET range of products, combining the robustness and strength of a Hors d’Age with the length and sweetness of an ancestral Calvados, aged in Pommeau de Normandie barrels.
Serving suggestion :
To be consumed as an after-dinner drink at room temperature.
Product especially selected by « Hôtel Ritz », Place vendôme, Paris.
With optimal preservation conditions (constant cellar temperature), Calvados can be kept about 10 years.
The Calvados AOC Pays d’Auge is obtained through a process of double distillation of cider in a traditional copper still called “alambic à repasse” (which translates as a “double distillation still”). First, the juice obtained by pressing the apples is completely fermented (12 months) in one hundred year old oak barrels.
Our still is heated by an innovative and unique process in Normandy: woodchips. Woodchips produced on the Estate serves as ecological combustible.
The cider is heated once for the first distillation. These cooled and condensed alcohol vapors are between 30 and 35% proof.
The second heater is to distill the “petites eaux”. Only the heart of the distillation is retained. Calvados obtained is 70% proof.
Finally the Calvados XO ages in separate oak barrels for a minimum of 15 years.
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