Calvados Dupont 1988 Vintage is a single vintage Calvados from the this fantastic, small family-owned producer. Domaine Dupont is situated in the heart of the Pays dAuge Calvados; a region long considered to add a little extra to the finesse and delicacy of the calvados because it only permits the use of apples and insists on double pot distillation. Etienne Dupont, who took over from his father in 1980, has worked hard to improve both the old orchards and the distillation methods. Etienne also experiments with ageing in different size casks and oak types to ensure that the flavour extracted through distillation is further enhanced during maceration. Dupont use three types of apples in a set formula : 30 % sweet, 30 % bitter and 40 % are apples with high acidity, this gives the correct balance of flavour. All the apples are cropped manually and stored in open wooden crates to allow them to rest and mature for up to a month before fermentation. Calvados Dupont 1988 Vintage was distilled in 1988 and aged in a combination of oak vats and toasted 400 litre barrels. Bottle without filtration or chill-filtering to preserve maximum concentration and complexity. A perfect gift for anyone celebrating a birthday or anniversary from 1988. Presented here in a 37.5cl Half Bottle.