Joseph Cartron has chosen to select the cocoa beans from the Ivory Coast. This country, the world’s leading producer, is renowned for the quality of its production still in the hands of small traditional family farms. In order to restitute all the character and subtlety of the best black chocolates, fruit quality is as important as the distillation know-how when processing Joseph Cartron’s White Cacao Liqueur: the best Ivory coast beans, slightly roasted and crushed, are carefully processed in their pot-still, which liberates all the aroma and flavour of the cocoa.
Discreet, with toasty aromas, buttery notes and noble hints of bitter cocoa. In the mouth, the first wave is sirupy but quickly upheld by the bean domination. A good balance that hides the tartness of the bean. The finale is pleasantly minty.
Cartron has been a family business since 1882, with strong roots in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges at the heart of Burgundy’s cru vineyards. The soil of this region has been producing high quality fruit for centuries, which for have been used in the production of Burgundy wines, or fruits to produce juices, liqueurs and fruit brandies.