A family estate spanning four generations, the “Clos de la Hurvaniere” lies in the heart of the Pays d’Auge also known as a first Cru. Planted on flint clay covered with fine, silty soil, the Groult’s 65 acres of orchards yield 50 varieties of apples which are either sweet, bitter-sweet or acidic. Roger Groult only uses apples from his own orchards of which no pesticides or fertilizers are ever used. While most Calvados producers have to add pears to their brandy in order to enhance the acidity needed for a good distillation, there is no addition of pear as required by the Pays D’Auge AOC and further, the acidity of Groult’s apples are high enough and of premium quality in order to ensure the highest quality distillation imagineable. On the topic of family heirlooms, a seperate cellar has been built and dedicated to each generation of the family, giving a feeling of continuity, consistency and quality when touring the estate. Roger Groult is considered by many to be the finest producer of Calvados in Normandy and we are very proud to import such a superb artisanal product.