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Pierre Huet

Pierre Huet Calvados AOC Pays d’Auge XO

This Calvados XO (also known as Vieille Réserve 8 ans) follows the strict Calvados AOC Pays d’Auge guidelines that require double-distillations in a traditional copper pot still called an “alembic á repassé.” The fermented cidre that is used for making Calvados (called calvados cidre) is fermented for 12 months in hundred-year-old oak barrels before being distilled. After distillation, the resulting spirits are put in oak barrels once again and aged for a minimum of eight years. 750ML/375ML/50ML bottles. 40% alc/vol. 750ML bottles in individual gift boxes.

Tasting Notes
Complex with subtle aromas of floral and baked apples. Slightly peppery and minty on the palate, with a finish of salted butter caramel. Serve in a small brandy glass.

Pairings
Savor at the end of a meal as a digestif.

Awards

  • Gold Medal, Regional Competition Cambremer, 2012
  • Vermeil Medal, Regional Competition, Vimoutiers, 2009, 2010
  • 2nd prize, Regional Competition Cambremer, 2007
  • Bronze Lauriers, National Competition, Caen, 2006
  • Silver medal, Regional Competition, Vimoutiers, 2006
  • Bronze Medal, General Agricultural Competition of Paris 2006