The word "Calvados"
“calva”, latin from “calvaria”: bald
“dorsa”, latin from “dorsum: crest or summit
On the sea charts of the Norman coast from the 17th century, the Latin expression "Calva-Dorsa" indicated two cliff zones with peeled crests, distant from ten nautical miles between Arromanches and Anneles.
The "Calva-Dorsa" constituted the first visible spot from open sea when the sailors were returning towards their home harbours.
This Latin idiom became through the sailors language contraction: "Calvados".
In 1790, when France began to be organised into departments, the members of the Constituting Parliament hesitated on naming that of Caen.
Since all the possible names closely resembled those of the Old Regime, the name Calvados was created from the chart indication“calva dorsa”.
The birth of calvados as an alcool
The first official reference regarding the cider distillation in Normandy was described by Sir Gilles de Gouberville in his diaries on the 28th of March 1553.
Sir Alexis de Gouberville described the first official reference to cider distillation in his diary on March 28th 1553.
FINE V.S., created using several vintages, is the freshest and fruitiest of the collection. What sets FINE V.S. apart is the continuous distillation in copper stills. This concentrates the apple flavour which is further accentuated by blending the fruitiest vintages and ageing them in century-old oak barrels.
|Made with||Normandy apples|
|Tasting Notes||Colour: Delicate, light amber yellow.|
Nose: Well developed fresh apple aroma.
Palate: Straight-forward and distinct fruity flavour pleasing to all palates.
|Awards||2017 Gold SWSC|
2016 Gold Bruxelles
2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge New York
|Product Dimensions||30.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Country Produced in||France|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||24.21|