Calvados (French pronunciation: [kal.va.dos]) is an apple brandy from the Normandy region in France.
Calvados is distilled from cider made from specially grown and selected apples.
The AOC Calvados Pays d'Auge is limited to the east end of the département of Calvados and a few adjoining districts.
Our producer, Père Jules is located in Pays d’Auge, the heart of the Normandy region.
In 1919, Jules Desfrieches, just back from the first world war, pressed and sold his first bottle of cider. In 1949, Léon Desfrieches took over his father and renamed the Cidrerie...Le Père Jules. Léon's son, Thierry, joined the family business in 1976. Guillaume, his son, in 2002.Nowadays, Guillaume runs the cidrerie and manages the cidrification process. Le Père Jules works only with apples and pears from the estate. Out of 250 acres, 100 are planted with apple trees and 25 with pear trees. They follow organic principles and let their 100 cows go freely on the property, so they provide natural fertilizer. They produce an average of 100 000 bottles of cider a year.
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Calvados 3 years old
*** Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition 2017 - Silver medal ***
Calvados 10 years old
*** Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition 2016 - Silver medal ***
Additional ressources :
Producer website : www.calvados-leperejules.com
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