From our dear amazing farmer named Michel Breton (don't fall for it, he's a true Normand despite his name^^), this craft Pommeau aged for 4 years in a barrel is a must have !
Obviously the longer the Pommeau stays in the barrel, the more complex, hence why Michel leaves it to enhance for 4 years in a French oak barrel, whereas you only need 14 months to get the appellation.
This Pommeau is perfectly balanced, sweet without being heavy thanks to a very light biterness at the finish. A pure guilty pleasure !
The orchard is in la Ferté Macé (about an hour away from us).
It’s also a very low yield production which assures you the very best quality (the high stemmed apple trees produce less than low stemmed ones).
Prepared in the most traditional way using no insecticide nor fungicide.
Michel has always worked this way (as if it was an organic orchard) but now that he is sooner or later going to retire, he is finally starting a conversion to actually get the certification label for his children who will keep producing beautiful quality Normandy products after their father.
To be enjoyed alone at any time (with moderation of course) !
But best with cheese from our region (Blue cheese too!) or with any type of dessert.