NOSE - Light aromas of berries, orange blossom and grapefruit
MOUTH - Fresh, lively and fruity. Balanced structure. Slightly acidic.
FINISH - Long aromas
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - (Ultimate Beverage Collection, Finalist)Incredibly clean and fresh aromas of orange flesh and zest, lime zest, orange and cherry blossom are pretty. Lightly sweet with great depth of citrus and red fruits and generous floral flavors. The finish is equally deep with a clean minerality. (Jul 2015)
Maison Lillet's first new product in fifty years, Lillet Rose French Aperitif Wine is created from a blend of the red and white Grand Cru Bordeaux wine varietals used to produce Lillet Blanc and Lillet Rouge. This intricate combination includes Muscatel grapes for an elegant floral bouquet and Sauvignon Blanc for bright fruit characteristics, as well as Semillon, which lends structure and produces a lingering finish. The wine is then married with artisanal liqueurs crafted from sweet orange peels from Spain and bitter orange peels from Haiti, and a proprietary blend of fruit liqueurs sourced near and produced in Masion Lillet's distillery in Podensac. A small amount of Peruvian quinine is then added to the final blend. Its rose color and taste profile are achieved by adding red fruit liqueurs and a very small amount of Lillet Rouge, using a traditional Champagne blending method to ensure a consistent color throughout. The result is a bright, fruit-forward aperitif with notes of ripe berry, wildflower, melon and stone fruit, complemented by the traditional sweet and bitter citrus notes.
|Lillet is the only wine-based aperitif, a blend of 85% wine and 15% citrus liqueurs, produced in Bordeaux, France. The wines are carefully selected in the Podensac area and the citrus liqueurs are produced by cold macerating fruit peels in pure distilled spirits for several months.
Following the Bordelaise tradition, Lillet is aged in oak so that it acquires its soft and rich character. Because it is not oxidized or aromatized with herbs like vermouths, nor artificially concentrated, Lillet is a very unique product.