Berneroy Calvados is situated in the heart of the Pays d’Auge region in Northern France. Since its creation in the middle of the 20th Century, Berneroy Calvados has gained recognition as a high quality Calvados and as one of the leading brands in this category. The current owners Camus revamped the whole range to include a Fine, VSOP, XO and Extra and have modernised the presentation. After apple harvest, the first step of the Calvados production process is to produce cider. This cider is then double distilled in pot stills. This produces a crystal clear smooth spirit which is then greatly improved by oak ageing in oak barrels where it develops colour and desirable aromas and flavours.
Calvados Berneroy Fine is a blend of two to three years old Calvados, distilled in traditional Calvados copper stills and then aged in 300L to 400L French Limousin oak barrels. It is therefore much more characterised by the flavours and aromas of fresh apples and pears compared to the older Calvados.
Calvados is the basis of the tradition of le trou Normand, or “the Norman hole”. This is a small drink of Calvados taken between courses in a very long meal, sometimes with apple sorbet, supposed to re-awaken the appetite.
Calvados Berneroy Fine has fresh apple-y aromas with a touch of oak and spice. The palate is full and soft with slightly sweetish flavours, spice, a bit of vanilla and a good bite at the end. It has a complex, lingering but fresh finish.
The rich harmony of flavours of Berneroy Calvados makes it the perfect digestif which will also complement the finest cheeses, dark chocolate or a fine cigar.