Ferme du Ponctey - Calvados, Pommeau and cider from Normandy

Ferme du Ponctey

Calvados, Pommeau and cider from Normandy

Apple Grower

We grow 9 varieties of cider apples in our 15 ha orchard and these are the only apples that make up our products. We pick them only at maturity which requires several passes under each tree. We planted each of these apple trees ourselves from 1994 to 1996.

Farm-made

The mention "Farm product" is a reliable indicator that each stage of the production is carried out on our domain and from our own apples only. It is a pledge far from being trivial that you will really taste the product of our terroir and its specificities. We also manually fill, label and seal each of our bottles.

Aging

Our traditional cellar of 1908 (not air-conditioned) and particularly wet gives flexibility and mellow to our Calvados. These are aged in small casks (430 l maximum): the aging is faster but the "Angels' Share" is much higher.
In the shade and calm of our cellars, the challenge of Calvados aging: play with the balance between the aromas from the fruit and those brought by the oak.


TERROIR AND EXIGENCY


The Ferme du Ponctey is located on the Lieuvin tableland overlooking Triqueville and its valley near Pont-Audemer in Normandy, controlled origin Calvados area. Our orchard is located at the edge of this high plain on a clay flint soil that can raise ciders of great wealth. The levels of sugar and malic acid are favored by this type of soil and are recognized as being particularly representative components of the quality of a cider apple.

Our mission is to maintain the tradition of the production of authentic farm-based alcoholic beverages in small batches and characteristics of the qualities of our terroir. Our products respect the natural expressiveness of our apples and we employ traditional fermentation and distillation methods that emphasize human know-how, far from industrial techniques.


A FAMILY STORY


It is now more than 25 years since we took over the Ferme du Ponctey and decided to reconnect with the cider-making past of this place marked by the establishment of a German airfield during ww2. We planted our orchard around the farmhouse and set up cider house and cellars in the historic buildings. Currently two generations of the Jaouen family are working together to drive and maintain the orchard, harvest the apples and develop our cider, Calvados and Pommeau while also conducting field crops.



OUR PRODUCTS



Calvados

AOC Calvados

Pays de la Risle

Calvados

Calvados AOC farm-made product from the Pays de la Risle. Distillation, aging and bottling are carried out at the estate.

Discover our Calvados

VSOP +5 years XO +12 years XO +15 years

Eau-de-vie de cidre

Eau-de-vie

Cocktail basis or served in an iced-up glass

Eau-de-vie de cidre

Distilled with a column still heated by fire and not aged in casks, it has the youthful ardor of which Calvados moves away over the years.

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Pommeau

Pommeau

de Normandie AOC

Pommeau

Our Pommeau de Normandie AOC, aged several years in oak barrels, is a farm product born from the assembly of the juice of our apples and our Calvados. We are fortunate to be the closest producer from Pont-Audemer, birthplace of its inventor.

Gold Medal Concours Général Agricole Paris 2018

Cidre

Cider

du Pays de la Risle

Cider

We produce a corked cider using the ancestral method. Fermentation is finished in the bottle, capturing the carbonation of primary fermentation, and leaving a residue of lees. 100% pure juice, fruit of the assembly of the apples of our orchard, you'll enjoy its deliciously rich apple flavours.


Jus de pommes

Apple juice

pure juice

Apple juice

Perfect to reconcile with apple juice. Without added sugar, 100% natural apple juice.


Vinaigre

Cider vinegar

Unpasteurized and unfiltered

Cider vinegar

Aged more than 2 years in oak casks. Not only delicious, it is unpasteurized and unfiltered for the best health benefit.

OUR APPLES


We grow 9 varieties of cider apples with poetic names in our orchards : Douce Moën, Douce Coetligné, Fréquin Rouge, Petit Jaune, Kermerien, Binet Rouge, Bisquet, Judor, Juliana. Each one has an important role to play in the making of our products. During apples pressing process, we favor low pressure extraction to get only the best juice (650 liters/ton yield).



Vente

Tasting and shop

We welcome you all year long at our farm estate to taste our different products and discover our craftmanship.

If you can't come to meet us here, you can find our products on our online shop

Online shop



MADE IN NORMANDY, FRANCE


2159 côte Deshayes, 27500 Triqueville

+33 (0)2 32 42 10 37

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Contact us

2159 côte Deshayes, 27500 Triqueville FRANCE
+33 (0)2 32 42 10 37
2sapins@ponctey.fr
Ferme du Ponctey

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Awards

Pommeau 2016 : gold medal "Concours Général Agricole" Paris 2018.

Pommeau 2012 : bronze medal "Concours Général Agricole" Paris 2013.

Pommeau 2001 : bronze medal "Lauriers cidricoles" of the IDAC INAO at 2004 International Fair of Caen.

Calvados XO 6+ years : bronze medal "Lauriers cidricoles" of the IDAC INAO at 2006 International Fair of Caen.

Calvados VSOP : silver medal "Lauriers cidricoles" of the IDAC INAO at 2003 International Fair of Caen.

Ferme du Ponctey / +33 (0)2 32 42 10 37 / 2sapins@ponctey.fr