This eau-de-vie is made from wild and sour cherries called Chatel Morel or Griottes du Nord. Derived from Morello cherry (or Prunus cerasu), this is an appellation which means sour in reference to the acid flavor of its fruit. After a natural fermentation of 5 weeks, the stones are removed then the fruits are distilled in an artisanal and traditional way in one of the four small copper stills of Nusbaumer. This eau-de-vie is then aged in a stainless steel barrel for many years to obtain this unique acidity and intensity. At the end of this very long ageing, a reduction at 45° with mountain spring water is carried out. This water which crosses a basement of purple schist is of great purity and gives it a singular strength.
For Joseph Nusbaumer “To distil is to extract the soul of the fruit”. Located in Alsace in the heart of the Val de Villé, the Jos Nusbaumer distillery succeeds in the purest tradition of the country in expressing the richness of its terroir and its fruits through this unique eau-de-vie.
Being the subject of very particular attention, this cuvée is presented in a “Renaissance” bottle of an antique red tint which perfectly protects it from light. Developed in very small series, the wax of a beautiful intense color is made by hand in the Nusbaumer workshop.