Nice job tackling a difficult topic last week on phenolic bitterness from Hamilton Weaver, Darla Hoffmann, Jeremy Eubanks, Daniel Veit and Sean Dowling.
This week: Calvados producers
Name 3 and state why you like them!
Lemorton — pear heavy, a long history in the Domfrontais, a southern appellation of Calvados that requires at least 30% of the distilled cider to be made from pears.
Dupont — from the Pays d’Auge, making Calvados aged in oak barrels for periods ranging from 2 to 40 years.
Toutain — five generations of producers, the Hors d’Age is aged 15 years and well balanced with a round mouthfeel and long finish. Also makes a Vieille Reserve (30 years) and Tres Vieille Reserve (45 years).