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Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy by Charles Neal

It often contains minerals like mica, chlorite, talc, graphite, and quartz. Small Calvados Producers There are approximately producers in Normandy who bottle and sell their calvados.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. High-quality calvados usually normanvy parts which are much older than that mentioned.

Retrieved 2 November Haute-Tiges standard rootstock orchard. Charles Neal Selections calvados. After the war, many cider houses and distilleries were reconstructed, mainly in the Pays d’Auge.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And while it is highly enjoyable to have a snifter after a meal perhaps in another room and in a comfortable chaircalvados can be enjoyed under many different circumstances.

Cider brandy is also made in the UK, and appears in records going back to Most of the apple’s flavor comes from the skin rather than the pulp, and the small size of the apples insures maximum flavor. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is a small drink of calvados taken between courses in calvadps very long meal, sometimes with apple or pear sorbetsupposedly to reawaken the appetite.


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Paul rated it really liked it Jan 15, Ryan marked it as to-read Feb 02, The history fhe the region and its distinctiveness in France are fully defined.

Scr marked it as to-read Nov 05, Oct 04, Sam added it Shelves: Pears have higher acidity than apples, resulting in a more delicate spirit.

Norandy first known Norman distillation was carried out by Gilles Picot, Lord de Gouberville, inand the guild for cider distillation was created about 50 years later in As calvados ages, it may become golden or darker brown with orange elements and red mahogany.

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Calvados – The Spirit of Normandy by Charles Neal

They are not the types of apples one would pick off a tree and eat, as they can be quite tannic, dry, or mouthwateringly sharp. Calvados can be made from a single generally, exceptionally good year.

Real Time Inventory by location: The three appellations for calvados are:. While in cask, the alcohol begins to mellow while the flavors move from floral and fresh to more concentrated and condensed. To ask other readers questions about Calvadosplease sign up. With distillation in a pot still, more of the impurities of the exiting spirit — especially the heads and tails — can be removed, leading to what most will agree is a purer spirit, although with less initial aroma.

The Fruit of Calvados: Small agricultural producers are often farmers, who make part of their income through cider and calvados and the other half through dairy farming.


Additional aromas of honey, toffee, and nuts might also arise adding to the complexity of a well-aged spirit. Unlike table varieties we find on grocer’s shelves, the varieties used for the cider that will be distilled are small and fall into four major categories: Appellation Calvados Controlee At one point, the expansive area now known as Appellation Calvados Controlee was divided into regulated nnormandy, spread all across Normandy and spilling across the borders of several neighboring departments.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. All of the factors that go into making quality calvados are explained, from the various soil types, apple and pear varieties, and cider production to its distillation and aging in barrel.

This is because spirits begin with a base matter that is converted into alcohol and distilled before aging in oak for an extensive period. Calvados from the Pays d’ Auge must be distilled twice, a process that sets it apart from the other appellations. A course-grained, light-colored, hard rock consisting chiefly of quartz, hte, microcline, and mica.

Scott added it Mar 20, With a history dating back nearly years, the region has a long tradition of distilling their ciders into delicious and complex spirits. A more fertile soil than sand, and constists of finely-grained deposits that offer godo water retention but mediocre drainage.