Joseph Cartron Creme de Cassis de Bourgogne - Double StrengthThe "Noir de Bourgogne" blackcurrant variety, grown on the slopes of Burgundy, is used exclusively for this fruit liqueur because of its exceptional aromatic potential. This variety has a low yield, only 3 to 4 tons per hectare, which guarantees its high concentration.
The Blackcurrant berries are harvested at the beginning of the summer, when fully ripe. The vats are loaded with fruit up to 2/3 of their volume, and then topped up with pure alcohol. Maceration, at room temperature, lasts 4 to 5 weeks for a perfect result. At this stage, the resulting infusion, a blend of spirit and juice, is tasted before being carefully decanted.
Follows the delicate moment of blending after which crystallized sugar is slowly mixed in due proportion. Naturally the alcoholic content is lowered thus developing the flavor of the fruit.
Rated 5 stars - Paul Pacult - Spirit Journal, #11 on Spirit Journal Top 13 Liqueurs
Wine Enthusiast, 98 points, Best Buy
"The perfect creme de cassis bouquet features concentrated black currant skin aromas and extreme tannic acid. Palate entry is super tannic and astringent and focused on the black currant juice and skins; the midpalate is perfectly balanced between the ripe fruit, acid, tannin and sweet tartness. Concludes thick, incredibly tart and astringent, and utterly luscious. A creme de cassis beauty."
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Creator of flavours and architect of tastes at Nuits-Saint-Georges, Joseph Cartron, distiller liquorist since 1882, has built its reputation on the superb quality and authenticity of its fruit.
Cartron’s fifth generation manages this family treasure which has become a must in cocktail bars, restaurants and off-trade specialists always in the forefront of research in know-how and innovation.
Joseph Cartron’s Fruit Liqueurs and Eaux-de-Vie are exported to over 45 countries all over the world. A real recognition of the brand which has always built its reputation on respect for traditions.
Key to its success is the selection and excellence of the fruit. From generation to generation Joseph Cartron has been working with the same fruit growers, determined to maintain low yields,
rare and incomparable varieties - 70% of these fruits are harvested in Burgundy or the surrounding area. The choice of the fruit for Joseph Cartron is both a token of quality and aroma accuracy.
Among these varieties stand out: the sublime Noir de Bourgogne Blackcurrant, the legendary aromatic and delicate Llyod George Raspberry, the delicious ‘Pêche de Vigne’, the heavenly
Cavaillon Melon, the Monts du Lyonnais soft stone Apricot, the Monts de la Côte d’Or Williams Pear and also the Montmorency bitter Cherry or the Chalonnaise black Cherry… So many unique
varieties whose location and origins are only known to Joseph Cartron and all this for the past five generations!
These Burgundy or exotic treasures and fruit splendours typify Joseph Cartron’s Fruit Liqueurs and Eaux-de-vie generating harmony, freshness and intense aromas.
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Brand Number: L0001839
Spirit Type: Liqueurs
Number per Case: 12