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Calvados

Enter the universe of Calvados...and let yourself be guided through our different sections to learn more about the history of cider eau-de-vie and the production methods dating back to ancestral know-how.
Discover the meaning of the different designation zones and the ageing indications you see on Calvados labels...



Cider-works in Cormeilles - Production of Cider from Normandy

A LITTLE HISTORY

Discover the origin and history of Calvados.

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Cider apples used for the production of Calvados

3 DESIGNATIONS

Today, there are several rankings AOC: depending on the production location, the production process and the certification on the National Institue of Controlled Origins. Discover each of these designations.

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Copper Still, Calvados Museum Busnel House

ELABORATION OF CALVADOS

Follow the differents steps for the production of Calvados.... The apples are first pressed, then their juice is fermented. After being distilled, the Calvados is aged in barrels where it slowly develops over the years.

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Distillation room at Calvados Busnel

HOW TO READ A LABEL

The managment of ageing indications requires careful monitoring to ensure perfect traceability. The law imposes a precise denomination for each age indication.

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