About Pommeau

About Pommeau
Pommeau is a French aperitif made mainly in the Normandy and Brittany regions of France. It is a mistelle made from fresh or lightly fermented apple cider to which brandy has been added. It is consumed in France as a pre-dinner drink and elsewhere it is often used as a cocktail modifier, or in cooking or baking.

International variations of pommeau can be found using other spirits, like whiskey, as a base and other ingredients like spices and botanicals.

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Hazy gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple pie, pumpkin spice, cinnamon roll, and limoncello with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish revealing shades of sour apple candies finish. A liqueur that drinks like a desert cider; sip on its own, ice cold.
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Gold color. Complex aromas and flavors of apples on the tree, baked apple with sage, caramelized nuts, and brunost with a silky, bright, sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, long finish displaying impressions of spiced apple, tamarind paste, peppered orange, and herbs. A pure and scintillating Pommeau that finely balances fruit and minerality while evincing a true sense of place.