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Calvados (spirit)

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Calvados is an apple brandy from the French region of Lower Normandy.

Like most French wines, Calvados is governed by appellation contrle regulations. The "Appellation Calvados contrlée" area includes all of the Calvados, Manche, and Orne départements, plus parts of Eure, Mayenne, Sarthe, and Eure-et-Loir. The more restrictive "Appellation Calvados Pays d'Auge contrlée" area is limited to the east end of Calvados département, plus a few adjoining districts.

Calvados should be aged in oak for several years before bottling - look for the phrases "vieilli en chêne" and "vieilli en fts de chêne".

See also

External links

  • [1] (http://www.calvadosbook.com) - Book in English about calvados - France's premier apple brandy.af:Calvados

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