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La Valote Martin: La Grenouillarde--50cl

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La Valote Martin: La Grenouillarde--50cl
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La Grenouillarde is a tribute to the birthplace of absinthe. Not just the Val-de-Travers area but the specific village of Boveresse.

In fact, the wormwood used in La Grenouillarde has come from Boveresse. This precious herb has come from the garden of the Maison des Chats, The House of Cats, a picturesque building with sculptures of cats on ledges overlooking village life.

For centuries the inhabitants of Boveresse were called Grenouillardes by people from other villages in the Val-de-Travers. There isn't a precise way to translate Grenouillarde, but roughly speaking, it's a sweet way of saying a female frog! So why the did others in the valley call them frogs? Quite simply - to get from their homes to the next village of Motiers, the people of Boveresse had to traverse a marsh or piece of swampland. To avoid getting their shoes wet and muddy (particularly important on their way to Church on Sunday in Motiers, one can imagine), they jumped over the puddles from tuft of grass to tuft of grass. Presumably this was the subject of much humour for the others in the Val-de-Travers!

The villagers from the home of absinthe no longer have to endure wet feet feet - a channel was made in 1950 to stop the regular flooding. It now looks very much like a natural river, and on one of its banks is a little fountain, with a spout shaped like a frog.

La Grenouillarde's distiller, Francis Martin, lives to spread the word about the green fairy and follow his mission of making absinthes to be proud of.

Discover our tasting notes here.


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  • Distillery or Brand : Absinthe La Valote Martin
  • Product Type: Absinthe
  • Description: Spirit
  • Country of Origin: Switzerland
  • Responsible Food Company: RUEVERTE GmbH, Herrgasse 3, 79294 Sölden, DE
  • Net Quantity: 50cl
  • Alcohol Content: 65% vol
  • Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.
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Weight: 1.00 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.20 kg

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Distillery or Brand: Absinthe La Valote Martin
Region: Val de Travers
Product Type: Absinthe
Brand: La Valote Martin
Base Alcohol: Neutral spirit
Description: Spirit
Absinthe Colour: Clear
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Production Method: Distillation
Closure: Natural Cork
Authentic?: Yes
Responsible Food Company: RUEVERTE GmbH, Herrgasse 3, 79294 Sölden, DE
Net Quantity: 50cl
Alcohol Content: 65% vol
Usage Instructions: Mix with water before drinking.

Customer evaluation for (3)

3 Sep 2017

durch zufall in erfurt im laden gekauft und kennengelernt - bester sommer-absinth ever durch die leichte zitronenmelisse-note - am besten auf eis mit einem schuss wasser genießen!

26 Aug 2017

Der Absinthe LA GRENOUILLARDE kam in der schlanken 500ml Variante zu mir. Die Flasche ist sehr hoch, wirkt edel und modern. Das Bild, naja seht a besten selbst. Ich weiß nicht so recht was ich dazu schreiben soll. Normal meide ich auffällige Absinthes (Totenkopfdesigns etc.), dieser hier machte mich trotzdem neugierig. Vor allem wegen der Brennerei.
Der Schweizer ist absolut klar und riecht für seine 65% eher mild und fruchtig. Ein zu tieferes „schnüffeln“ offenbart allerdings schon den hohen Alkoholgehalt.
Pur [...] die schärfe vom Alkohol überwiegt. Jedoch auch eine markante Anisnote. Leicht bitter im Abgang. Ich ahne, der wird mir gut schmecken. Es bleibt ein guter Geschmack zurück.

Er opalisiert nicht sonderlich zügig, weniger spektakulär und mit nicht so schönen schlieren. Der Grenouillarde riecht jetzt freilich viel besser. Fast schon unauffällig. Ein zuletzt doch dichter Nebel läd zum sofortigen Verzehr ein. Gesagt, getan. Er schmeckt himmlisch gut. Ein hoher Anis und Fenchelanteil lassen ihn zu einem frischen, sommerlichen Drink werden. Meine „Anisskala“ steht gefühlt auf Maximum. Mit etwas zu viel Wasser würde ich sagen, schmeckt er wirklich für Einsteiger sehr gut geeignet, aber durch seine Frische auch für Kenner sehr gut.
Der Geschmack ist insgesamt rund aber wenig komplex. Auch bitter ist er kaum. Ich bin froh hier nicht „nach einen Rezept von 18xx“ zu lesen, das gibt mir gefühlt recht, das die moderneren Abinthes die besseren sind :P
Ich glaube einen neuen Platzhirsch gefunden zu haben. Auf jeden Fall ist es auch nicht die letzte Flasche aus der Brennerei.
Vom Gefühl, von der süße und allgemein erinnert er mich übrigens an den Absinthe Amer 72. Etwas mehr Anis hier, aber ähnlich frisch und süß.
Beste Grüße an alle Liebhaber und die, die es werden wollen.
Johannes

26 Jun 2013

Cette absinthe est un merveilleux bijou. A déguster bien frais et votre palais va adorer la douceur du goût.

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The distillery of Philippe Martin is situated in Boveresse, in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe and today home to some of the finest absinthe distilleries.

Philippe Martin distills his absinthes in an old house known to locals as La Maison des Chats, a centuries-old building decorated with stone sculptures of cats. Right opposite is the distillery's own garden, where most of the herbs used for Philippe's absinthe is cultivated.

Philippe took over the distillery from his father Francis Martin in 2014, who distilled for 33 years during the time of the absinthe ban in Switzerland. When absinthe was re-legalized in 2005, Francis received a licence to produce absinthe legally.

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