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Marc Cordelier 45% ALC/VOL 70CL

Eau de vie de Marc 100% provençale

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Preparation
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Marc Cordelier derives its name from the Couvent des Cordeliers, a convent in Forcalquier. It is obtained by distilling grape marc exclusively from the geographic region of Provence.

-    You'll love the elegant and refined aromas of this clear and very fragrant Eau de Vie.

-    Marc Cordelier also makes a wonderful accompaniment to caviar, smoked salmon and chocolate desserts.

-    This eau de vie is equally excellent as a "Trou Provençal," a mid-meal digestif.

Our tip: As a digestif, Marc Cordelier should be enjoyed very cold, with ice if desired.

 

 

 

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History

Arnauld de Villeneuve is credited with having promulgated throughout France the principle of distilling wine to obtain eau de vie and strong liquor, ten centuries after the scholars of the Alexandria School of Medicine. Very quickly, the distillers formed a Community and it made sense to draw up regulations to define this community. However, the first genuine by-laws did not take shape until 1634.
The first brandy, also very aptly called eau de vie (water of life - thought to bring immortality to the drinker), was made back in the 13th century. It started out as simply a spirit mixed with sugar. However, people had already begun to discover the life-prolonging, mood-lifting, love-kindling and youth-maintaining virtues of spirits.
Burns from fire and boiling water were also treated by copiously soaking them with spirits.

Marc Cordelier derives its name from the Couvent des Cordeliers, a convent in Forcalquier. Built in the 13th century, the Couvent des Cordelier was transformed into a working farm in the 18th century. Distilleries et Domaines de Provence decided to dedicate its marc eau de vie to this establishment, now a veritable mecca of taste.
Marc Cordelier is produced from the distillation of grape marc exclusively from the Provence region. Marc Cordelier is made from the Grenache, Syrah and Viognier grapes.
 

 

Definition
Marc is the name given to the grape skins, seeds and stalks that remain once the grapes have been pressed and the must separated off.
It is also the name of an elegant eau de vie produced by distilling the grape marc.

 

 

Production method

Marc Cordelier is made from three grape varieties: 2 reds (the Grenache and Syrah) and one white (the Viognier). All the marcs come from the Château de la Verrerie in Lauris (84).
When delivered to the Distilleries et Domaines de Provence, the red marc has already been fermented and pressed. The white marc still contains sugar and juice. So, as soon as it is received, the Viognier marc is cultured with Saccharomyces Cerevisiae yeasts. Fermentation takes 8-10 days.
Marc Cordelier is produced by double-steam distillation.
The first distillation produces what is known as "brouilli," a white liquid with an alcohol strength of 25% to 30% alc/vol. Every single drop of this "brouilli" is recovered and used to enrich the second distillation, to produce what is known as the "bon goût." The marc, "brouilli" and the heads and tails of a previous distillation are all added to the pot still for the second fermentation. The product of this distillation is known as the "bon goût" or the "heart" of the distillation. The heads and tails are drawn off and redistilled with subsequent distillations. The "bon goût", which can now be called eau de vie, has an alcoholic strength of between 60-65% alc/vol. Water purified by reverse osmosis is later added to reduce its strength to 45% alc/vol.
Each year, our Marc Cordelier eau de vie is submitted to the "Syndicat des eaux de vie de marc de Provence," the trade association for eau de vie producers in Provence, which assigns it a label number, a rating and its Marc de Provence approval.

How do you drink it?

Marc Cordelier is served as a digestif, at room temperature or in a chilled glass. Sip and enjoy in moderation.
Pairing it with food
Cordelier goes very well with the Provence cheese Banon served with dried figs or jam.

Organoleptic profile

Marc Cordelier is a very clear, highly perfumed marc eau de vie.
Bouquet: Its aromas are persistent, elegant and fine.
Palate: The attack on the palate is full-bodied with hints of grapes steeped in alcohol, a fruity taste and delicate Viognier flavor.