Jean Arthaud liqueurs are produced in Southern Burgundy’s Charnay-Les-Macon, between the Beaujolais Crus and Pouilly Fuissé. Nearly a century old, the winery & distillery was founded in 1928 by Henri Claudius Trenel (the third generation of Trenels is involved today). Their top quality Beaujolais Crus, Mâconnais wine and Bourgogne fruit liqueurs have garnered a respected reputation throughout France and abroad. Their style is guided by 3 principles: exceptional fruit concentrations, long macerations & limited sugar dosage. The Jean Arthaud liqueurs are both Bourgogne IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée), meaning they can only be produced in Burgundy with fruits grown in Burgundy.
The blackcurrant are grown in the area of Merceuil, on the Côte de Beaune. Blackcurrant is a very dense bush with fragrant leaves and black fruits topped with a little dried flower. It needs only little sun and grows merrily in mountainous and cold regions.
It has been known for its medicinal qualities since the Middle Ages. The berries are rich in vitamin C and its leaves were used against gout and insect bites.
5 weeks maceration of the fruit in alcohol. Filtering, adding beer sugar & bottling.
Pure with ice or sparkling water. On cottage cheese, vanilla ice cream or mango sorbet.