Created with wild strawberries, Crème de Fraise des Bois boasts a delicate taste with an intense aroma. The whole distillation process draws on a unique recipe that has been kept in the Cartron family for four generations.Vats are loaded with fruits to 2/3 of their volume then topped with surfine alcohol. Utilizing cold temperatures, the maceration lasts five to seven weeks to guarantee a perfect result. After the infusion is decanted and carefully filtered, crystallized sugar is slowly mixed in until saturated. This process brings out the fruity flavor, much like strawberry preserves
Cartron has been a family business since 1882, with strong roots in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges at the heart of Burgundy’s cru vineyards. The soil of this region has been producing high quality fruit for centuries, which have been used in the production of Burgundy wines, or fruits to produce juices, liqueurs and fruit brandies. Careful choice of ingredients combined with specially created recipes is the heart of what makes Joseph Cartron's products special. Maceration and infusion techniques have been developed over the years so that individual production methods exist to make the most of every type of fruit and berry, giving the finest extraction and concentration of aroma for all the crèmes and liqueurs. Marcs, fines and aged plum brandy are distilled in stills over a century old then aged in both new and old oak barrels. Eau-de-vie is distilled with great care in old copper stills and aged in glass demi-johns under the roof tiles in the loft, further developing their flavour over the passing seasons. A stringent fruit selection, time and patience, natural ingredients and depth of flavour are just some of the criteria included in the Cartron charter of quality.
Brick red in colour. The bouquet is pleasant, with flavours of jam. Notes of sweet spices. The aroma is discreet and rather concentrated on the fruit. The palate is syrupy but quickly joined by a sensation of candied fruit. The soft dominion over the entire mouth.
- Bottle Size: 700mLs
- Alcohol by Volume: 25%
- Standard Drinks: 13.8
- Country of Origin: France