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Rue Du Nil

MICRO CUVÉE

Key Facts

TITLE RUE DU NIL
MATURATION 1246 DAYS OR 3 YEARS, 4 MONTHS, 29 DAYS
ASSEMBLAGE DATE 29 JUNE 2022
Bottled AUGUST 2022
ABV 50%
For Market LMDW X FRENCHIE (& FRIENDS)
No. OF BOTTLES 1,200

RUE DU NIL

When a team of revered palates is let loose in a warehouse full of single malt whisky, this limited edition bottling is the result. Creatively, the worlds of gastronomy, oenology & whisky are on different orbits, but once in a blue moon their trajectories cross. Inspired by La Maison du Whisky, Frenchie’s Chef Owner Gregory Marchand & Wine Director Aurélien Massé as well as Waterford’s Head Distiller Ned Gahan were united in a challenge to search for the rarest & most intensely flavoured ingredient in our pantry of maturing spirit: biodynamic whisky. They present us with a fresh, dynamic bottling, rooted in the most natural of flavour as well as true provenance & authenticity, suited for the most hallowed table.

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: A chardonnay colour with rich viscous oils.

Nose: Porridge with honey, hay dust, clove, ripe banana, root vegetables, blood oranges, toffee, red apples, stone fruits, melon, liquorice, prunes, barn yard.

Taste: Buttery oils, barley, white pepper, almonds, apricot jam, cloves, ripe banana, green grapes, ginger, Sicilian orange cake, bell peppers, green melon, aniseed, minerality.

Finish: Very long mouth watering with a freshness, nutty, salty minerality, clove and custard.

Grower Info

Grower
Farm
County
Type
John McDonnell
Shalvanstown
Meath
Biodynamic
Alan Mooney
Portgloriam
Kildare
Biodynamic
Trevor Harris
Cooltrim
Kildare
Biodynamic

Barley, Yeast & Water

FERMENTATION TIME 178 hours
Production water Volcanic Aquifer

A Biodynamic Micro Cuvée Explainer

The spirit of a Micro Cuvée is fun and frivolous. But this particular assemblage has a difference: it is our first made with Arcadian Farm Origin barley — a biodynamic composition. But what do we mean by biodynamics? Some say it is an advanced form of “über-organic” farming, in which each farm is its own self-sustaining organism where elements including soil, crops, animals, people and the ‘spirit of place’ are all interconnected. For us, it is the ultimate expression of our terroir discoveries.

Cask Composition

FIRST FILL U.S
22%
PREMIUM FRENCH
26%
VIN DOUX NATUREL
52%

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