Peureux harvests over 500 million tiny tart delicious round red fruits
and transforms them into an equally flavorful and decadent liquor soaked
treat. Griottines Cherries are the masterful combination of wild
Morello cherries, called Oblachinska, macerated in a blend of liquors
including Kirsch and Brandy. Kirsch, or kirschwasser, is a fruit brandy
or liquor made from Morello sour cherries. It has a fresh tart strong
Production begins at harvesting, when barrels of Kirsch are brought
from the distillery in France to the Balkan fields where the wild
Oblachinska sour cherries grow. They begin soaking within six hours of
being picked in order to create flavorful brandy soaked cherries. This
preserves the strongest flavors of the fruit. The filled barrels are
brought back to the production facilities, the Grandes Distilleries
Peureux, in Fougerolles a region in France at the base of the Vosges
mountains. There, they continue to go through a several stage
maceration, de-stoning, and evaluation process. Ultimately, only the
very best Griottines Cherries are packaged and sent out to discerning
chefs and cocktail masters around the world. When ready, the brandy
soaked cherries have 15% abv alcohol content.
Griottines Cherries can be used in cocktails, savory dishes, and
sweet desserts. The flavor of brandy soaked cherries mixes well with
other fruits and berries, melon, goat cheese, creams, honey, duck, pork,
foie gras, pistachios, nuts, and cakes.
Ingredients: Morello cherries, sugar, alcohol of which 10% Kirsch.