A well aged pomace brandy from the highly regarded Joseph Cartron liqueurs company.
Marc de Bourgogne hails from Burgundy, a region best known for its world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Nevertheless, the area is also home to many excellent spirits, liqueurs and eaux-de-vie, the most significant of which is Marc de Bourgogne – a spirit similar to grappa, made with pomace, or the skins and stalks of the grape which is left over from winemaking. As you can imagine, there is plentiful pomace available in Burgundy.
Joseph Cartron source their red wine pomace from some of the finest vineyards and cru in Burgundy, including the likes of Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Aloxe-Corton and Volnay.
After gathering their pomace, it is stored in airless stainless steel vats, to ensure integration of the grapes from different sources. The spirit has been produced by three distillers, who travel around Burgundy, producing their spirit in a traditional Burgundian traditional copper pot still. The spirit is then aged in oak barrels for 8 years.
The final result is a rich, fruity Marc de Bourgogne, with notes of dried fruit, grapes, vanilla, honey, green wood, funky red wine, cracked black pepper and crushed flowers.
A high quality Marc de Bourgogne, bottled at 42% ABV for a touch more body.