La Ribaude Pommeau de Normandie 18% is from made by Calvados La Ribaude at the Distillerie de Houley in the Pays d’Auge region.. As well as Calvados and Pommeau they also make cider and perry. They also make Henri de Querville Calvados.
At Domaine La Ribaude they have been growing apples and distilling Calvados for 9 generations. La Ribaude Pommeau de Normandie basically a blend of Calvados and apple juice. It is made by blending one year old Calvados with ‘mout’ (non fermented cider) – the proportions are calculated in order to obtain a final alcohol rate of 17 % by volume. After blending the Pommeau is then stored for 24 months in 400 litre oak casks. These are 4 to 5 years old casks (ex Calvados) that have mellowed but impart some influence to the Pommeau.
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