Product of: France
Once picked, speed is of the essence in order to capture the blossoms' fragrance and flavour as the flowers dull and fade. The fresh elderflowers are macerated in eau-de-vie made from a blend of Chardonnay and Gamay grapes. The elderflower infused spirit is then blended with 180 grams of sugar per litre.
St-Germain mixes well with all white fruits, particularly apple, pear and white grapes. The acidity of white wine also balances St-Germain and the grassy, gooseberry notes of Sauvignon Blanc work particularly well with the delicate floral notes of the liqueur.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 18/04/2016
(sample bot No. 09070-12) Clear, pale straw.
Clean, delicately fragrant with integrated fruit notes (peach, pear, grapefruit and tinned lychee).
Lightly syrupy with floral elderflower, balanced with assertive citric acidity and lemon zest. With notes of lemon meringue pie, pear, passion fruit and sweet pastry.
Long elderflower finish with gooseberry and lingering citric acidity.
Sweet floral elderflower balanced with assertive citric acidity, St-Germain mixes so well in cocktails that it has been described as