Jean Bourdy: Galant des Abbesses
HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Galant des Abbesses
PRODUCER: Jean Bourdy
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 16%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: Limited
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
This special liqueur is one of the hardest to get spirits in the world. Crafted from a centuries old recipe passed down by the Lady Abbesses of Chateau-Chalon, "Galant des Abbesses" is a heated, spiced wine fortified with Marc and aged a minimum of five years. The result is a brilliant apperitif or partner to a myriad of desserts. Nab a bottle for your collection while we have this is stock, quantities are extremely limited. Demeter certified, bio-dynamic since 2006.
The Wine’s Story
The “Galant des Abbesses” is always prepared according to the old recipe left by the Ladies Abbesses of Château Chalon in the 16th century. Owners of the vineyards of Château Chalon, they made them work and vinify the wine of Château Chalon by many vine growers. They developed this recipe, which they called “our gallant wine”. The original recipe indicated that the juice of grapes flowing from the press (the must) is put in a copper cauldron, to which we add 25 spices weighed to the nearest gram.