is a French APÉRITIF made from a blend of wine, liqueurs, fruits and herbs. It originated in the French village of Podensac,
near Bordeaux, and has been made since the late 1800s. Lillet was created in 1872 by two brothers, Paul and Raymond Lillet, distillers and merchants of fine wines and spirits. The second Empire was a period of great economic expansion in France and it was a prosperous time for wine culture in Bordeaux. Techniques for winegrowing and winemaking were improved and the quality of Bordeaux wines confirmed Bordeaux's position as a world leader.
Lillet Blanc is made from white wine and is drier than Lillet Rouge, its red-wine counterpart. Both are classically served over ice with an orange twist.
Lillet is a blend of rigorously selected wines and fruit liqueurs,
aged in oak vats for around 12 months, during which it is given the same care as the Grands Crus (great wines) of Bordeaux.
Full and rich on the palate with a lovely, long aftertaste.
Always serve well Chilled!
Serve it simply in a chilled stem glass... zest with a slice of orange
or lime. Perfect with snacks and desserts!
or Try a Lillet Sour: 3/4 Lillet, 2 shots fresh lime juice,
1 dash sugar cane syrup. Shake with crushed ice.
Decorate with a slice of lime!.
Golden color, shimmery, floral nose, honey, candied orange, pine resin, lime, fresh mint, distinct taste, generous, intense, aromatic long.
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Ruby color, raspberry nose, blackberry, cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, powerful palate, aromatic, solid.
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Wines combined with natural liqueurs, handcrafted in Podensac from sweet and bitter oranges and berries. It is this meticulously balanced blend that gives Lillet Rosé its delicate aromas.
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An aperitif is a spirits term taken from the Latin aperio, meaning "to open", which describes the intended effect the spirit has on the appetite—it prepares the palate for a meal. Aperitif wines make up a special class of wine called "aromatized" wines.
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