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François-Xavier Huet, the fifth generation director of the estate, is well-known in the community and is committed to serving his local clientele and neighbors. François-Xavier recently converted their Calvados pot still from oil-fueled to being fueled by apple wood chips from old orchard trees.
Pierre Huet’s Manoir la Briere des Fontaine, is a family-owned estate, located in Normandy, in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, which has its own Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC). They are renowned throughout the region for their Calvados, cidre, and pommeau. The Huet family has gained recognition worldwide for the subtle and delicate blends they produce after generations of distilling.
Pierre Huet, one of the oldest Calvados estates in France, began producing fine Calvados and cidre in the 1800s. Five generations later, the estate is led by the great, great grandson of Pierre, François-Xavier Huet. François-Xavier is a member of Espirit Calvados, which is a group of six young Calvados producers who have taken over their families’ orchards and strive to be innovators in their trade. Although he is always looking at his enterprise with a fresh perspective, François-Xavier holds the family’s 200-year-old Calvados traditions near to his heart, and continuously strives to meet the long standing expectations of his neighbors and clientele in Normandy.
Manoir la Briere des Fontaine has over 25 varieties of apples that grow on their 75 acres, combined with both Haute-tige (tall) and Basse-tige (esplanade) trees. The estate’s distillery has two stills: a pot still which is required for the AOC Calvados Pays d’Auge production, and a column still for the AOC Calvados production. In order to achieve more sustainable production, the Huet family uses wood apple chips from their orchard instead of oil to heat the stills, which is very innovative and unique in Normandy.
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This traditional, unpasteurized Cidre Bouché comes from the Calvados department in France, and is produced using...
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A unique and delicious aperitif wine made by mixing 2/3 fresh apple cider and 1/3 one-year-old Calvados (a...
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This Calvados VS follows the strict Calvados AOC Pays d’Auge guidelines that require double-distillations in...
Only Sold In Stores
This Calvados XO (also known as Vieille Réserve 8 ans) follows the strict Calvados AOC...
We currently distribute cidre, poiré, and Calvados to fine restaurants, bars, clubs, wedding venues and specialty retailers in the state of Washington through Beauchamp Imports, Inc. To request a tasting for your licensed establishment, please email us at email@example.com. We look forward to sharing our portfolio of fine products with you!
Later this summer we’ll start sharing news about our producers, and products. We’ll highlight things like the 2017 year’s harvest; pressing and production activities; delectable cocktails and food recipes, Normandy history, local heritage, and more, and we’ll offer special newsletter-only promotions.
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