Domaine de la
Duretière

marques

Domaine de la Duretière

Our products

Calvados, Calvados Domfrontais, Cider, Perry, Pommeau de Normandie

adress

La Dure­tière – Mel­le­ray la Vallée
53110 Lassay-Les-Châteaux

Opening hours

The Cider Museum and its shop are open : 
From 1 April to 30 Sep­tem­ber from Monday to Satur­day from 14:00 to 18:30.
July – August from Monday to Satur­day from 10.00 am to 18:30.
All year round by appointment

Contact

Josselin Le Royer
Tél. : 02 43 04 03 26
calvados-le-royer@orange.fr
www.museeducidre53.fr


Languages spoken

French

An organic family farm, with 17 hectares of orchards, located in the Calvados Domfrontais, Calvados, and Pommeau de Normandie appellations. Calvados apple growers and producers.

Our family farm is loca­ted in Nord-Mayenne, in the Calvados Dom­fron­tais appel­la­tion. We pro­cess the fruit from our own orchards where the ter­roir is sui­table for the crea­tion of pro­ducts rich in aromas and fla­vours. Our orchards grow a host of local varie­ties of bitter and sweet cider apples inclu­ding “Petit Fre­quin rouge”, “Dame­lot” and “Tar­dive de la Sarthe”. These are care­ful­ly selec­ted and blen­ded for the craf­ting of our pro­ducts that include apple juice, cider, Pom­meau de Nor­man­die and Calvados. With ances­tral varie­ties of perry pears, our per­ries, Calvados Dom­fron­tais, and « Dou­ceur de poiré” ape­ri­tif have a fruity, rustic cha­rac­ter spe­ci­fic to the Dom­fron­tais region which makes our pro­ducts the per­fect accom­pa­niment to food.

The apples and pears are har­ves­ted, mashed and then pres­sed to obtain a juice which is slowly fer­men­ted. The dis­til­la­tion is car­ried out in our Orthès still. The resul­ting Calvados are aged in 100 to 400-litre oak bar­rels, len­ding the pro­ducts an amber hue and oaky aromas.

Come along for a free visit to our Musée du Cidre (Cider Museum) loca­ted on the farm, which includes sce­no­gra­phy and acti­vi­ties to help you learn about the pro­duc­tion of the juice, cider and Calvados. You see old tools of the trade and videos of the methods used today.

The tour of the farm takes you on a short walk through the orchards.

Chil­dren can learn about cider pro­duc­tion with our spe­cial children’s games booklet.

You will also have a chance to try our products.

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