G.E. Massenez / Creme A La Fraise Des Bois / 750mL
MASSENEZ’s wild Strawberry Cream is one of those Creams where the fragile fruit contrasts with the intensity of its characteristic aromas. Beautiful harmony in a Cream chosen for its quality worldwide.
Color: Intense red color. Very fluid, transparent texture with pink highlights. Nose: Very intense fruity nose with some floral notes allowing the merest hint of acidity to appear. A beautiful balanced nose foretelling harmony in the mouth. Palate: Surprising fresh, dynamic attack. Clearly evolving towards riper, candied fruit, reminiscent of sweet jam notes. Very pleasant, persistent fruity finish.
Founded in 1870 in Alsace, Distillerie G. E. Massenez remains today one of the last family-owned firms dedicated to the production of traditional, top-quality eaux de vie (fruit brandies) and liqueurs. It is in fact this dedication to the ”distillerie artisanale” which led Eugene Massenez to develop a formula for raspberry eau-de-vie and make it commercially available to an appreciative public worldwide. The distillation method is still a closely guarded family secret. Born in a family of distillers from father to son, G.E. Massenez with his exceptional savoir-faire continues with success the traditional art of distilling eaux de vie (fruit brandies) which is still particularly alive in the Ville region on Alsace (France). The distillation of high quality eaux-de-vie is not consistent with industrialization; thus Massenez has chosen to retain traditional methods. Only the best fruits are selected and stored in large fermentation vats prior to distillation. Following a careful and patient maturation over several years, the bottling is carried out. Uncompromising on quality, Massenez is today universally acclaimed for eaux de vie, such as wild Raspberry and Williams Pear, as well as for creme liqueurs : Peach, Blackcurrant, etc. Massenez has won many awards at international exhibitions, including the world oscar for quality in 1980. These wonderful products are sold through the world, as 70% of the production is exported.