CHARDON - Fine Calvados VSOPApple Brandy
Calvados, an apple brandy is a long established tradition. The first official written references date from the 16th century, long before it took the name of Calvados.
The first distillation of cider yields an intermediate product, the petites eaux, with a strength of about 30?. The 'heads and tails', which contain undesirable compounds, are carefully eliminated.
These petites eaux are then heated for the second distillation, the bonne chauffe. The heads and tails are once again eliminated. The Calvados produced has a strength of 70?.