Adrien Camut Calvados Pays d'Auge 12 Year Old
The Adrien Camut 12 Year Old Calvados is produced in the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy at the Domaine de Semainville by seventh-generation distillers Jean Michel, Emmanuel, and Jean-Gabriel Camut. It is distilled from 100% apples grown in orchards planted in the hautes-tiges style; many of the apples are heritage varieties. The cider is fermented in wood for 10 - 11 months and then twice distilled on wood-fired copper pot stills. Aged for a minimum of 12 years it is reduced with rainwater and aged in large vats and tonneaux made primarily of Limousin oak and filled no higher than 75% full to promote oxidation. Baked apple crumble with crème fraiche and clover honey leads to echoing notes of fresh green apple skin, apple confit, and smoked apple with lingering baking spice.