Top 100 wines of Calvados

Discover the top 100 best wines of Calvados as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Calvados and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Calvados

Normandy is a region in northern France, roughly corresponding to the historic duchy from which William the Conqueror went to England to seize the throne in 1066. It is divided into two administrative regions, Upper Normandy and Lower Normandy. The region is home to countless orchards and is known (like its neighbour Brittany) for its cider and perry, a type of cider made from pears. Many varieties of cider apples used throughout the world come from this region.

Tourists near the city of Caen can follow an official cider route of 40 kilometers by visiting the cider factories of the Pays d'Auge sub-region. There are several PDOs for cider and perry in the region. In addition, the IGP Cidre de Normandie was formalized in 2000 for cider made from apples, or a mixture of apples and pears, which must be grown in the region. Similarly, perry differs from Generic pear cider in that the drink is made from designated varieties grown in Normandy, rather than from familiar table varieties, imported Juice or Concentrate.

A variety of other apple-related products are produced in the region.

News from the vineyard of Calvados

Crozes-Hermitage 2020: report and top-scoring wines

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Ten years on: Chinese wine’s breakthrough moment at DWWA

The prestige attached to winning at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) means that being awarded a Bronze medal for some wineries will mean huge celebrations in China, Japan, India, or Thailand. Since the competition began in 2004, I have often reminded judges on my panel about this – whether they are journalists, sommeliers, educators, Masters of Wine or Master Sommeliers. Scroll down for new tasting notes and scores on Jia Bei Lan vintages: from the Chinese wine label that won big at DWWA 20 ...

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