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Distilleries et Domaines de Provence Noix de la Saint Jean (Walnut) Aperitif 15% 750ml

Distilleries et Domaines de Provence

Noix de la St Jean, quite simply a flavour explosion.

Noix de St Jean owes its name to the very ingredient that makes it unique: the best Dauphine green walnuts gathered at optimum maturity. On St-Jean (St Jean's Day).

The infusion of green nuts is obtained by maceration of fresh nuts (with stain) collected according to the tradition on St. John's day. The nuts are crushed in an old arm crusher then placed to macerate in a mixture of wine and alcohol for 6 to 12 days in order to extract all of the aromatic parts of the fruit. A maceration of the stain of dry nuts also is made.

A maceration of spices (cinnamon, cloves, peppers, nutmeg) is made fifteen days before the final product is created.

When these macerations end, we draw out the infusions: green nut infusion, nut stain infusion and infusion of aromatics to add them to our aperitif. The fruit or spices, still penetrated with alcohol and flavours, are distilled in our still in order to remove the spirit.

Suggestions: The Noix de la St. Jean aperitif is drunk neat, cold without ice.

Noix de la St. Jean goes very well with melon and fermented cheeses such as Roquefort, Blues, Stilton, and Fourme d'Ambert.

Noix de la St. Jean also goes extremely well with all desserts based on nuts.

Tasting Notes:

Colour: The colour of Noix de la St. Jean when it is made is somewhat dark red like the wine from which it is made. Over time, the appearance becomes an almost brown, terra cotta colour.

Nose: On the nose, the dominant aroma is walnuts completed by a more spicy note of spice bread and dried fruit.

Palate: On the palate, the aromas of this aperitif are marked by the walnut and nut stain subtly flattered by a spicy note of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Noix de la Saint-Jean is well balanced between acidity and sugars with a good volume on the palate. The astringency of this nut gives this aperitif a good lingering flavour. Its tannins are fine and not very dry at the finish.

For over 100 years, Distilleries & Domaines de Provence have been making provencal fruit liqueurs and aperitifs in the Haute Provence region. Established in 1898, Distilleries and Domaines de Provence has inherited a tradition that goes back several millennia: collecting medicinal plants on Lure mountain, known for its wealth and abundance of plant species. Today, Distilleries & Domaines de Provence has kept this expertise alive for more than 100 years and shared it with the rest of the world, much to the delight of spirit lovers everywhere. The relatively small size of DDP allows small batch quality; of course, they manage to impart to their products the fragrances of Provence and also its ambience. Famous for their Pastis Henri Bardouin and range of absinthe, they also produce delicious aperitifs and vermouths.

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