Eau-de-vie de Gentiane - Marcel Michel - 70cl

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Rated 4.5/5 based on 9 customer reviews
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The Franche-Comté roots.

The ultra premium gentian eau de vie is distilled with yellow gentian roots from the Franche-Comté region pulled out only in autumn. 15 kilos of roots are necessary to produce 1 litre of alcohol, and knowing that the roots only grow from an altitude of 800 meters in our Jura mountains and are harvestable only after 7 to 10 years of plant maturation, it explains the rarity of this eau-de-vie strictly regulated by the French law.

The mix of water and roots is fermented during 6 weeks in order to provide the necessary alcohol for the gentian eau-de-vie double distillation. No additional alcohol is added so that the typical gentian bitter and suave taste is fully carried till the bottling.

The wooden nose, the roots aromas and the extremely lingering mouth-feel of the gentian eau-de-vie never let anyone indifferent, you either love or hate it.
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Emile Pernot, France

1899 :

the young Emile-Ferdinand Pernot, a native of the Fougerolles region, where he had trained as a distiller, joins the Parrot brothers and together they establish “Emile Pernot et Cie” located in Pontarlier. Emile-Ferdinand's son, Emile-Joseph (don't worry, none of their sons were called Emile-Emile even though they loved this first name), a survivor of the World War I trenches, later registers the famous name “Emile Pernot”.

2009 :

The distillery moves from the center of Pontarlier to the magnificent old Cousin Jeune building in La Cluse et Mijoux, at the foot of the Château de Joux, the very same building where the young Emile-Joseph Pernot learnt his trade a century earlier. And you know what? It was a pure coincidence – the building had been a post office and a fire station in the intervening years!

Absinthe distillation at Emile Pernot :


The two century-old copper alembics used by Emile Pernot for their absinthe distillations were made by the famous firm of Egrot in the early 1900s. They were especially designed and built for absinthe distillation, and they are the only stills of their kind in operation anywhere in the world. These stills allow the Pernot distillery to produce absinthes of exceptional quality according to methods unchanged for a century.

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9 review(s)      |      Average score :

By Manu

Added on the : 05/04/2018 Français

Je suis ravi de votre envoi et de la qualité de cette eau de vie de gentiane.
Franc comtois d'origine je retrouve toutes les saveurs qui marquent mes racines.
A bientôt

By Marco

Added on the : 11/12/2017 Français

Gentiane égale à elle-même par delà des décennies.

By Gg66

Added on the : 12/11/2017 Français

Produit d'exception.
Tout simplement extraordinaire

By Lysiane

Added on the : 15/10/2017 Français

Très satisfaite. La commande m' a été livrée en un temps record. Merci beaucoup.

By mcr

Added on the : 12/04/2017 Français

belle "madeleine de Proust" pour moi
la meilleure des eaux de vie

By Rosenfee

Added on the : 08/03/2017 Allemand

Seit über 25 Jahren haben wir unseren Schnaps direkt von Marcel Michel bezogen.
Leider hat diese Destillerie aufgehört zu existieren.
Da wir noch "alte" Flaschen aus der ursprünglichen Destillerie haben und die "neuen" hier gekauft haben, konnten wir einen Vergleich machen.
Muss leider sagen, der ursprüngliche Enzian war um einiges besser und gehaltvoller.
Vielleicht kann hier Emile Pernot nachbessern. Für 75 Euro die Flasche darf man doch das Beste erwarten - oder nicht?

PS: Gekauft bei Ihnen vor 1,5 Jahren. Vergleich war vor 1/2 Jahr.

By Philippe

Added on the : 21/02/2017 Français

Produit exceptionnel mais aussi très particulier : il faut aimer et on peut ne pas aimer !

By leon

Added on the : 04/01/2017 Français

c'était un cadeau
moi je n'en bois pas mais parait il c'est la meilleure

By Tantiette

Added on the : 25/10/2013 Français

Pour une gentiane achetée, c'est une gentiane qui se rapproche bien de celle que je fais distiller dans les Vosges après avoir ramassé et mis en fermentation ma propre récolte : très bien !

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