A Calvados that sits towards the top of the Lemorton standard range.
This beautiful dram is made with 70% pear juice, and 30% apple. This is partly because the Domfrontais appellation requires that any cider and Calvados made in the region contains a minimum of 30% pear juice: Lemorton far exceed this stipulation. Domfrontais is blessed with limestone and clay rich soil, which creates the perfect conditions for cultivating pears.
The fruit for this Calvados are grown on the distillery’s 9-acre orchard, before being fermented in oak barrels and distilled in Lemorton’s traditional single alembic.
The result is a Calvados which is at once complex, yet elegant and lighter than its Pays D’Auge counterparts. It has then been aged in French oak casks for 25 years.
This bottling offers flavours of light flowers, grassy hair, juicy pears and apples, vanilla, oak spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, dark chocolate, leather, dried fruits, slight rum and raisin, and creamed honey.
Nearly flawless, this is one of the very best Calvados bottlings on the market.