Pommeau

A blend of freshly pressed apple must and young Calvados, pommeau is aged in oak barrels for no fewer than fourteen months. Awarded the protected AOC status in 1991, this is a classic Norman aperitif which is excellent served over ice. It offers up complex, fruit-forward aromas and a harmonious balance of sweetness and bitter notes.

For this pommeau, the cellarmaster combined young Pays d’Auge Calvados from 2016 with apple juice pressed in 2017. This juice came exclusively from the « Les Planches » orchard, whose shallow clay and limestone soil produces fruit with exceptional aromas. It is this fruit which gives the Pommeau des Ambres its powerful notes of candied fruit, lifted by a subtle bitterness which helps maintain the flavour for a very long finish.

Pommeau des Ambres flacon 70 cl


Pommeau
des Ambres

Vieilli 4 ans en fûts de chêne

Appellation Pommeau de Normandie Contrôlée

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POMMEAU DES AMBRES

POMMEAU DE NORMANDIE

Tasting notes

Colour : Intense orange, with hints of mahogany

Nose : Powerful, fruity, kirsch notes

Palate : Very forward and elegant with dominant fruity and vanilla notes. Sweet yet balanced by a refreshing touch of acidity, a little tannin brings structure and a very long finish.

 

Serving POMMEAU DES AMBRES

Best enjoyed chilled as an aperitifExcellent used to deglaze a pan for a sauce for poultry or scallops

Plots/soil

Les Malières – Saint Pair du Mont (Calvados)


Soil

shallow, clay to flint


Trees

Old, high-growth trees, 40 years old


Varieties

Domaine, Mettais


Ageing

4 years in French oak


ABV

17 %


« Our Calvados and pommeau are a reflection of nature’s mysteries.
A revelation in the glass, these are an invitation to share a moment and travel back in time... and to discover the Pays d’Auge, so close to my heart ! »

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Justine Primat