Absenteroux is an alcohol-fortified wine, aromatised with herbs and spices. Absenteroux™ is produced with white wine from Provence (Ugni Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino & Clairette), sugar, distillates (coriander, anise, lemon balm, mint…), gentian extracts, essence of wormwood and a natural aroma of vermouth (orange, plants and spices).
Dry botanicals and spices are first macerated into beet alcohol. After specific times, plants and spices are drop of from the liquid. These solid parts are then distilled in small pot still, especially the wormwood. By combining white wines, infusions, distillates and essences, we finally achieve the finish product. Physical, chemical and organoleptic qualities give Absenteroux a unique, delicious character.
At first rich and powerful attack with the absinthe plant, followed by a complex evolution both vegetal, fruity and sweet developing gentian and spices notes.
It makes a great spritz, as a long drink, on ice with tonic water. - Spirits Of France