Laurent Cazottes is France's leading producer of artisan liqueurs and eau-de-vie. Along with his wife Marina, he lives in the middle of an orchard, with lavender and tomato vines nearby so that every day he can monitor the ripening of his fruits, all of which are handpicked. He farms 20 hectares, organically.
Whether it is grapes, greengage plums, quinces or pears, each fruit is pampered by hand which is a painstaking and precise effort. Cazottes retains only the “noble” parts of the fruit - the skin and flesh; stalks, calyxes, pips, stones or scabs are taken out manually to keep the pure savour and aroma of the fruit or flower intact.
Furthermore, in the distillery, all the fruit and flowers he uses are processed manually by a handful of workers – each plum hand de-stoned, each pear hand de-stemmed...and apparently they have even tried picking pips from strawberries (using pincers)!
VINES - TBA
Liqueur de Prunelles Sauvages
Liqueur de Folle Noir
Eau de Vie, Goutte de Poire Williams Passerillé
Eau de Vie, Goutte de Reine Claude Dorée
NOIX DU PAYS D'OC 2011