Villeneuve sur vère, Tarn, France

Proprietor: Laurent Cazottes
Year of Establishment: 1967 & 1998
Size of Estate: 20 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: TBA

Website: http://www.distillerie-cazottes.com

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Importer:  Andrew Guard Wine Imports andrew@andrewguard.com.au


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

 
 

Wines

Champêtre blanc

2014
Variety
Mauzac Blanc

 

Champêtre rouge

2014
Variety
Braucol

 

Liqueur de Prunelles Sauvages

 
Variety/ies
Wild sloe

 

Liqueur de Folle Noir

 

Eau de Vie, Goutte de Poire Williams Passerillé

 
Variety/ies
William Pear

 

Eau de Vie, Goutte de Reine Claude Dorée

 
Variety/ies
Golden Plum

 

NOIX DU PAYS D'OC 2011

 

Variety/ies
Walnuts