Calvados, Calvados Domfrontais, Pommeau de Normandie
2, rue du Domaine de la Vectière
Monday to Friday
8:30–11:30 and 13:30- 16:00
Xavier de Saint Pol
Tél. : 02 33 38 70 48
Located in the Normandy Bocage, Calvados Préaux upholds the tradition of Calvados making, crafting products of the highest quality.
Calvados Préaux is located in the heart of the Domfrontais Appellation. Established in 1934, our products are the result of many generations of savoir-faire.
The typicity of our products is ensured by the judicious blending of Calvados from the distillation of cider apples and perry pears, a specialty of the Domfrontais appellation.
Our recently renovated production facilities provide perfect conditions for each stage in the crafting of our products.
Our Calvados is aged entirely in oak barrels (of which there are over 1,400 housed in our cellars), which brings out the full expression of the aromas and creates a product that is appreciated by connoisseurs around the world.
We source our fruit from our own orchard as well as from 800 local producers whose orchards are mostly made up of high stem trees growing sweet, bittersweet and bitter varieties.
The fruit is mainly picked by hand to ensure that we bring in a high-quality harvest.
After being thoroughly cleaned, the fruit is mashed, and the juice is then extracted in the press. This juice is then stored in stainless-steel vats, where the fermentation is closely monitored by our cellar master.
The best time to distil the ciders will then by carefully chosen (in compliance with the Appellations’ specifications) to preserve the finest aromas and thus ensure the quality of the final distilled product, the Calvados.
These Calvados will then be blended to offer our customers products of the highest possible quality.