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.
Appellation Pommeau de Normandie Contrôlée
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.
Best enjoyed chilled as an aperitifExcellent used to deglaze a pan for a sauce for poultry or scallops
Festival AOC/AOP Cambremer 2022 - Silver
Les Malières – Saint Pair du Mont (Calvados)
shallow, clay to flint
Old, high-growth trees, 40 years old
4 years in French oak
« 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 ! »