PÈRE MAGLOIRE 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 broth 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 column still or in a traditional pot still for double distillation, the first distillation is known as ‘petite eau’ and the second as ‘bonne chauffe’.
Père Magloire XO Calvados is the cornerstone of the collection. Connoisseurs appreciate the perfect balance between the fruitiness of the apple and the aromatic notes absorbed during more than nine years of ageing in oak barrels. It iss 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 X.O. a unique aromatic richness.
Nose: Seductive aromas of ripe apples.
Palate: Complex and tender red fruit bouquet and sparkling fresh vanilla with an impressive aftertaste.
70cl - 40% abv