Lemorton Calvados Domfrontais 5 ans Réserve 40% - 70cl
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This cider brandy is straw golden, and the 5 years of aging in oak casks let the fine pear aroma shine, and the 5 years are already sufficient for the brandy to forfeit its young forcefulness.
The fruit is accompanied nicely by floral notes, with a dapper finish.
Silver Medal, San Francisco 2004 Gold Medal, Vimoutiers 2004 Silver Medal, Vimoutiers 2005 Silver Medal, I.W.S.C. London 2005 Grade of 89/100 in Dina Viner December 2008 Bronze Medal, Vimoutiers 2009 Silver Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2009 Bronze Medal, Vimoutiers 2010
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The history of Christian Drouin's Calvados began in 1960, when Christian Drouin Senior from Rouen bought the farm of Sainte-Anne in the Pays d'Âuge, in order to produce Calvados of the highest quality. This ambitious enterprise worked well, partly because he employed Pierre Pivet, at that time probably the most famous distiller of eau-de-vie de cidre, cider brandy.
The Drouins are interested in quality, not quantity: for this reason, the new plantation has been organized in the traditional manner, with only traditional plant sorts planted, which develop high-stemmed trees. They produce relatively little crop, but of a very special quality. The Haus Drouin managed to receive countless medals and honorable prizes, including amongst them the award of best Calvados cellarer.
It should be served at room temperature or slightly chilled.
- Product Type:WM: Calvados
- Description:WM: Calvados
- Net Quantity:WM: 70cl
- Alcohol Content:WM: 40% vol
- Distillery or Brand : Calvados Lemorton
- Product Type: Calvados
- Description: Calvados
- Country of Origin: France
- Responsible Food Company: Calvados Lemorton, La Parinière, 27210 La Lande-Saint-Léger, FR
- Net Quantity: 70cl
- Alcohol Content: 40% vol
Weight: 1.24 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.22 kg
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Lemorton is a Calvados producer in the region of Domfrontais, a region that looks back on a long-standing tradition. A few years ago, Roger Lemorton, the son of Isidore, gave the administrative role to his son Didier, who is now leading the Calvados producer into its 3rd generation as a family business.
Typical for Calvados for Domfrontais, dominated by the elegant and feminine cider brandies of the House Lemorton, is to not only use apples but also pears from the tall trees of the Lemorton plantation: for every 7 pears there are only about 3 apples in the mix. The cider ages for 11 months in oak casks, before it is distilled in the household alembic over a wooden fire, the resultant brandy containing 70% ABV.
Because of the large pear content of this especially delicate cider brandy, it has to be aged for at least 5 years in the on-average 30 year-old oak casks à la maison. Lemorton has become quite famous for their especially old and supple cider brandies and vintages, which are offered at countless gourmet restaurants. Of course, the younger brandies of the house are also created in the traditional manner and reflect the terroir of the plantation authentically.
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