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Calvados (spirit)

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

Like most French wines, Calvados is governed by appellation contrôlée[?] regulations. The "Appellation Calvados contrôlée" area includes all of the Calvados, Manche, and Orne départements, plus parts of Eure, Mayenne, Sarthe, and Eure-et-Loire. The more restrictive "Appellation Calvados Pays d'Auge contrôlée" 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 fûts de chêne".

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