Apreval XO Calvados
Manoir d’Apreval is a family run domain located at the edge of Honfleur, on the banks of the Seine estuary, within the Pays d’Auge area but also in the heart of the C√¥te de Gr√¢ce, that of Eug√®ne Boudin, Claude Monet and Erik Satie.
Victor R√©villon came to settle here at the beginning of the 20th Century and developed on the 25 hectares around the Apreval Manor, with the help of a farmer, a traditional Normandy multi-production farm.
At the end of the century, Flavie R√©villon, Victor’s granddaughter and owner of the domain, decided with her daughter Agathe Letellier to specialise in refining the cider and Calvados production, by focusing on the apple production in a very specific way. In 1998, this process began with the planting of 1800 high-branch apple trees divided into 17 different varieties.
The choice of the varieties was made after a study of the nature of our soils and a thorough reflection on the specificities of cider apples. As a consequence, the 17 varieties that were chosen were carefully selected on the basis of their rich tannin content, their sugar content, harvest period, natural resistance, their Pays d’Auge typicity and their taste category.
Clarified cider, fermented for over 8 months, resulting in a total transformation of sugar into alcohol.
Double distillation in a pot still.
In 1200L new oak barrels followed by old 400L barrels
Duration of ageing:
Cuv√©e of different vintages of Calvados AOC Pays d’Auge that spent at least 18 to 24 years in oak barrels.