Joseph CartronThe Joseph Cartron House is a family business since 1882, with roots deep in Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of the Burgundy's grand cru vineyards. For well over a century, the Joseph Cartron family company has developed fruit liqueurs and distilled traditional eaux-de-vie (fruit brandies) of the highest quality, while keeping up with modern technology. Preserving and enhancing the original flavor of the fruits is the skill of a renowned distiller. This results from experience and rigorous care, right from the start of the harvest. The fruit must have a strong aromatic content; this can really only be found with the traditional varieties and because every harvest is different, each production involves immense care.
A selection of citrons from the Mediterranean islands and shores. The maceration of citron zest in pure alcohol in a copper pot still during several hours is followed by a distillation. The resulting spirit of citron is blended with crystallised sugar, water to lower the percentage of alcohol and colouring. The final liqueur is filtered before bottling. Deep citron acidity. This liqueur is always used as a component in cocktails for its original colour and its lemon taste.
|Color||Clear, purple red.|
|Aroma||Perfumed rose and lime cordial-like nose.|
|Taste||Moderately sweet palate with bitter orange and curiously perfumed, candied notes.|
|Gastronomy||Becomes drier to finish with oranges finally emerging.|