Mette Eau de Vie de Reine Claude (Greengage Plum spirit) 45% 350ml
This eau de vie reminds me of gourmet moments when together with friends we would share a warm greengage tart. Notes of warm greengage are almost jammy. The palate is harmonious with a rustic touch and finishes on notes of jam, acacia honey and pastry.
It all starts with the choice of fruits, flowers and spices. Contrary to common belief, spoiled fruits are not used in the distillery. Mette accepts only the best-quality fruits and holds to a high standard in produce. Timing is of utmost importance. Naturally sweet fruits ferment in for around 6 to 8 weeks. Other berries, flowers and spices are put to maceration in a neutral eau-de-vie made of wine and therefore three dimensional rather than flat. And ageing in stainless steel vats up to 10 years is of outmost importance. The exotic components are amazing discoveries: Acacia, Asperule (from which the first aspirin was obtained), Medlar, Greengage Plum, etc.