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DOMAINE FAMILIAL LOUIS DUPONT

When Etienne Dupont took over the family farm in 1980, he continued a father-to-son tradition dating back to 1834. He continues to produce milk and Pont L'Eveque cheese from the 100 cattle belonging to the farm, and also sells some delicious cider. But these activities are there to finance his real passion, the production of small quantities of the best Calvados imaginable.
Unlike most Calvados producers, Etienne has spent a lot of time in Cognac, and uses a consultant oenologist. He has studied and perfected every stage of the process, from growing the apples through to bottling. Blessed with great terroir, he uses only the best varieties with good natural acidity, and will never touch chemical fertilisers that bloat the fruit through water retention. The apples are hand-picked, and stored in perfect condition until milling. As with grapes, the majority of flavour and aroma is in the skins rather than the pulp, so he uses small fruit (better surface area to volume ratio), and macerates before a long, gentle pressing. Fermentation and distillation are expertly managed, giving a young spirit of real character.
For ageing, Dupont chooses barrels from the most appropriate wood, and subtly uses new oak to complement rather than dominate the fruit. The length of time in barrel is vastly superior to the norm, and the resultant bottlings show concentration and complexity across the range. This estate is, without a doubt, the 1er Grand Cru Classé of Calvados.

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Wines produced

DOMAINE DUPONT, FINE - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, "ORIGINAL" (BLANC) - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, RESERVE - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, VIEILLE RESERVE - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, HORS D'AGE - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, PLUS DE 15 ANS - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, PLUS DE 20 ANS - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, PLUS DE 30 ANS - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, PLUS DE 45 ANS - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, PLUS DE 30 ANS, NON REDUIT - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, PLUS DE 45 ANS, NON REDUIT - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, MILLESIME - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
DOMAINE DUPONT, MILLESIME, NON FILTRE A FROID - CALVADOS A.O.C. PAYS D'AUGE
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