Mette Eau de Vie de Sureau Rouge (Red Elderberry spirit) 45% 350ml
Intense nose with aromas of peony and rose. Hints of gentian and vegetal notes, aromas of acidulous berries, lemon peel and green walnut but the traits of elderberry remain well established. The palate is full and well structured with a sweetness relayed by great freshness. Bitter vegetal notes on the finish to balance it all.
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.