Mouton Rothschild L’Eau-de-Vie de Prunes
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE NETHERLANDS
Every wine connoisseur and enthusiast has certainly heard about the wines of the iconic Mouton Rothschild , but a well-kept secret is that they also make a Liqueur and Eau de Vie. Served to the family's guests at private receptions at the chateau, the Eau-de-Vie de Prunes de Mouton Rothschild is a spirit long made by the estate in a centuries-old tradition started by Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902 - 1988).
Historically, Baron Philippe's intention was to continue the estate's time-honored tradition of mixed crops, encourage biodiversity and take advantage of the richness of its terroir. An orchard called "Les Pruniers" was planted with five varieties of plums (Alsace quetch, Nancy and Metz mirabelle, greengage and Ente plum), all essential for making plum spirit. The average age of the trees is now around 40 years. At the time, Baron Philippe de Rothschild had the right to distill distilled fruit from his own fruit for his own consumption.
The cellar masters combine their blending expertise with the exceptional terroir to give this artisanal plum spirit unparalleled quality and style. It expresses the essence of each plum variety, revealing rare elegance and uniquely concentrated aromas and flavours. From generation to generation, the cellar masters of Mouton Rothschild have passed on the secret of making plum brandy. It is distilled and then aged for about 15 years, partly in oak barrels, partly in demijohns. The majority of the bottles remain at the Château, but a few hundred cases go to the official importers/distributors of Mouton Rothschild wines and are then allowed to buy a single case of this special liqueur or eua-de-vie. The Eau-de-Vie de Prunes de Mouton Rothschild is presented in individually numbered bottles in a precious wooden box. It remains an exclusive item, produced in a very limited edition.
The Eau-de-Vie de Prunes de Mouton Rothschild has an attractive, golden amber color and has an elegant and complex nose that blends aromas of ripe fruit with delicate floral scents. On the palate, it has a very soft attack and opens with noble flavors of white peach and sweet almond, leading to a juicy and harmonious finish. Bottles are all individually numbered.
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