Rochelt Quince Eau De Vie
Staff Pick

Half-Bottle of Rochelt Quince Eau De Vie - 2006

Item # 36589 375mL
$264.96/ Single Bottle
$2119.68/ Case of 8
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Tasting Notes

Made from a quince variety known as, "Ronda," grown in upper Austria only the perfectly ripened fruits are hand picked, cleaned, sorted and chopped before fermenting naturally without the use of any additives. References of quince go back at least to the Trojan wars, and in those ancient cultures was seen as a symbol of love and fertility. This eau de vie draws out the elusive essence of this fruit in a way we have never tasted before. The flavors work their way from honeysuckle, chamomile and vine flowers to a crescendo of passion fruit, sweet herbs, white pepper, fresh ginger and cooked quince.

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Staff Pick Notes

The quince is a bit of an enigmatic fruit. This is because you cannot pull one from a branch and bite into it. The skin and flesh of a quince are harder than a day old baguette. So to eat one you have to cook it down in some fashion and throw it into a pastry. But what does fresh quince taste like all on its own? That’s just what the alchemists at Rochelt offer to you in this glass balloon. The aroma is exotic and flowery. Chamomile, pollen, white flowers, wax, and something like pear skin trellis out of the glass. The palate, much like the fruit itself, is powerful and dense. Taste raw ginger, plenty of white pepper, rosewater, and juicy white stone fruit flesh. I leave it to you. Climb the tree no one has climbed. Taste the fruit no one has tasted.

- SD

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