Calvados Lemorton 15 Year Old is a blend with an age of at least 15 years old and show the true “house-style” of Lemorton. Typical of Domfrontais Calvados this is a lighter pear-dominated style. The Lemorton family has a long history in Calvados, it is currently run by the fifth and sixth generations, Roger Lemorton and his son, Didier.
The southern appellation of Calvados Domfront (which was granted its AC in 1997) has clay and limestone soil much more suited pear trees than the northern part of Calvados, which is more suited to the shallow roots of apples trees. In Domfront it is mandatory that at least 30% of the cider / perry to be distilled into Calvados must come from pears. At the 9 acre Calvados Lemorton property the proportion of pear in the Calvados is around 70%. This leads to a slightly lighter coloured spirit which is more delicate, elegant and feminine in style than those of the northern ACs (Pays D’Auge).
The Lemorton’s distill their cider after aging it for eleven months in oak barrels. Distillation takes place in their own alembic still, a single-distillation unit that distills to about 140 proof. The clear spirit then goes into barrels which have an average age of 30 years.