Aperitif made in the style of Pommeau de Normandie from 100% apples from the Pays d’Auge
Apple must (unfermented apple juice) is boiled overnight to concentrate sugar, sometimes reducing it by more than half; must is then combined with 4-year-old Calvados
Darker than a regular Pommeau, notes of preserved apple, vanilla and aged balsamic vinegar enticingly introduce a palate of baking spice and custard pastry with pleasant, fresh apple cider tannin on the finish. This aperitif leans towards a dessert wine with an explosion of tarte Tatin flavors. Exceptional.
Traditional Pommeau de Normandie derives from a protected appellation. Though the Camut family is known for its exceptional Pays d’Auge distillates, their property has never had enough stone in the soil to qualify for Pommeau de Normandie status. Instead, Camut has always released this low-ABV aperitif as an ‘Aperitif Normand’. Now, Emmanual Camut, looking to experiment, has created his own interpretation of the family’s Aperitif Normand, bottled under his own name and available to the US market for the first time.