|Esprit de June is the first expression of June liqueurs. In French, “esprit” is the soul, the spirit and a state-of-mind. Esprit de June® is a unique, rare liqueur crafted with the fleeting vine-flowers of Ugni Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and other grape varietals, blossoming for only a few days in June. Warm, shinning and intriguing, Esprit de June® captures the emotions when life blossoms.
Tasting Notes Delicate, yet intense, June is the only liqueur in the world made from a bouquet of vine flowers, each bringing specific flavors: Ugni Blanc flowers provide pear, peach and white floral notes. Merlot flowers lend wild strawberry and cherry-blossom aromas. Cabernet Sauvignon flowers share strawberry, raspberry and violet tones.
The complex floral and fruity aromas are carried by the silky and round grape spirit. Progressively revealed, they finally melt into an incredible long lasting sensory explosion. With a minimum amount of sugar, and 28% ABV, Esprit de June may well be the most perfectly balanced liqueur in the world.
Like the purity of it's vine flowers, June is transparent. No colorants or additives are added to this precious elixir.
Vine Flower Harvest
In June, as the sun warms the earth, something unique happens: tiny white flowers bloom on the vine, for just a couple of days. Their birth is a critical moment rewarding a year-long meticulous care given to the vineyard. These rare flowers are so delicate they can only be picked by hand, and must be harvested immediately.
Hand cut from the vine, the flowers are carefully transported in traditional wooden baskets. The vine flowers are then rested and prepared separately. Each type of flowers is mixed in the neutral grape spirit for several days to extract its exhilarating and spellbinding flavours.
The distillation When all the flavour has been extracted, the grape neutral spirit, now infused with a specific type of vine-flower, is strained off and distilled in a Florentine pot still, the same kind used by master perfume makers. The result is an Esprit, the utmost concentration of the vine flower. These will be the only vine-flower distillates for a whole year, so they are preciously stored in special vats.
« Esprit de June®»
Following an undisclosed recipe, these Ugni-blanc, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon vine flower distillates are blended together, before being distilled a final time to perfectly unify their flavours. With the addition of the bare minimum of sugar, Esprit de June® is born. This exquisite, refined French liqueur captures the joy and beauty of life in full bloom.