PÈRE MAGLOIRE V.S.O.P. CALVADOS
THE MAGICAL ALCHEMY THAT TURNS GREEN APPLES INTO GOLDEN NECTAR
Père Magloire welcomes you warmly to the world of Calvados, the fruit of Normandy. Père Magloire maintains a position as the market leader brand of Calvados both in France and throughout the world.
Making Calvados requires several steps, each step calls on a know-how, a passion and specific skills. Everything begins in orchards where one grows specific apple varieties. After harvesting, these apples will leave the orchards and cider will be made. Distillation of the cider follows to create the brandy, then, the patient work of the Cellar Master begins in the secret cellars and the time of ageing has come. The apples are the pride of Normandy; the temperature climate and the undulating meadows are ideal for the production of cider apples. Single distillation can be achieved through a coloumn still or in a traditional pot still for double distillation, the first distillation is known as ‘Petite Eau’ and the second as ‘Bonne Chauffe’. After distillation the young Calvados enters into the maturing phase in oak barrels. During the ageing the mysterious exchange between the Calvados, air and the tannins of the wood give the distilled spirit its colour, complexity and roundness.
Père Magloire V.S.O.P. is notable because it is made only from cider from apples harvested in the Pays d’Auge, an area covering barely 6% of Normandy. The character this soil gives the apples, combined with double distillation in copper stills, offers the V.S.O.P. richness and length. It is blended from Calvados which has been aged in century-old oak barrels for at least four years.
On the nose there is a heavy apple blossom aroma followed by a delicious crisp flavour on the palate, harmoniously blending with the freshness of fruit.
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