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Chartreuse Of. Jaune Santa Tecla 2016 Banyuls Difusión Serie Limitada

  • 43% |
  • 0.35L

A Santa Tecla 2016 edition of Yellow Chartreuse. Every year since 2000, a few thousand bottles of Green Chartreuse and Yellow Chartreuse are released in Tarragona to celebrate Santa Tecla, a festival dedicated to the city’’s patron-saint Saint Tecla. The back label features the poster for the year’’…More info

  • Distillery: Chartreuse
  • Appellation: Liqueur Herbale
  • Country/Region: France Savoie
  • Quantity: 1 Half-bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label

Lot presentation
Chartreuse Of. Jaune Santa Tecla 2016 Banyuls Difusión Serie Limitada

The wine

A Santa Tecla 2016 edition of Yellow Chartreuse. Every year since 2000, a few thousand bottles of Green Chartreuse and Yellow Chartreuse are released in Tarragona to celebrate Santa Tecla, a festival dedicated to the city’’s patron-saint Saint Tecla. The back label features the poster for the year’’s festival. Yellow Chartreuse was initially bottled at 40% ABV, then at 43% ABV from 2009.

The distillery Chartreuse

Mystery surrounds the origins of Chartreuse. In 1605, one of Estrées’‘ marshals presented the Carthusian Monks at Vauvert, Paris with a manuscript containing the formula for a plant elixir. In 1764, this formula using 130 plants was perfected and formalized by Father Jérôme Maubec, who created the Elixir Végétal de la Grande-Chartreuse, the monastery where Chartreuse would be produced until 1864. After a difficult end to the century marked by a French Revolution that posed many problems for religious orders, green and yellow Chartreuse were created in 1840 and quickly became popular. In 1903, the monks were expelled from France and sought refuge in Tarragona, Spain, where they continued to produce Chartreuse, despite the brand being sold to a group of liquor producers. They recovered the brand in 1929 and returned production to France, although the Tarragona distillery would continue operating until 1989. Today, Chartreuse Diffusion manages production, now at the Aigueneoire Distillery, which follows in the footsteps of Fourvoirie and Voiron. Various types of Chartreuse are distributed, from green Chartreuse, to yellow Chartreuse, the Elixir Végétal and VEPs. Older versions and limited editions are hugely popular among enthusiasts and collectors, who have nicknamed it the “Queen of Liqueurs”.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Chartreuse
  • Bottler: Of.
  • Appellation: Liqueur Herbale
  • Country/Region: France Savoie
  • Alcohol percentage: 43 %
  • Volume: 0.35L
  • Quantity: 1 Half-bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Case: No
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Yellow Liqueur
  • Intensity: -
  • Dominant aroma: -
  • Tasting occasion: -
Chartreuse Of. Jaune Santa Tecla 2016 Banyuls Difusión Serie Limitada
Chartreuse Of. Jaune Santa Tecla 2016 Banyuls Difusión Serie Limitada

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