Pere Magloire Calvados VSOP
In 1553, Sir Gilles of Gouberville mentioned in his diaries the practice of distilling cider to make apple brandy. This is believed to be the first notable reference to the production of Calvados. The Pere Magloire brand was founded in 1821 by the Debrise Dulac company and by 1900, the brand Calvados Pere Magloire had become the most important Calvados brand in the whole of France. More than 150 different varieties are used to make the Pere Magloire range and the very first step is to categorise the apples into; sweet, bittersweet, bitter, tart and then made into cider. The VSOP is blended from Calvados Pays d’auge which has been blended in the finest oak barrels for at least 4 years. A golden amber colour develops along with intense aromas of apple blossom. On the palate is a fine, crisp, red apple flavour with all the taste of a Normandy orchard.