Gentiane de Lure
- Range: Absentroux, Gentiane de Lure, RinQuinQuin, Orange Colombo, Noix St Jean
- Producer: Distillery et Domaines de Provence
- UK Distributor: Emporia Brands
- Retail Price: £18.05
- Origin: Forcalquier, Provence, France
- ABV: 16%
- Distinct Botanicals: Gentian, Sweet Orange Peel, Bitter Orange Peel, Peruvian Bark
- Wine Base: Lubéron White
- Sugar Content: 140g per litre
- Nose: Sweet Gentian, Fresh Zesty Orange
- Palette: Very bitter! Like being punched in the face by a root! Pure Gentian on the pallet! Has a plenty earthiness to it, and comes with some floral notes
- Finish: Bitterness quickly slows and leaves you with Bitter Orange peel
- Overall: I love this stuff, is so interesting, but so dry! You need a careful hand to drink, i found Tonic & lemonade make a much easier drinking experience. A vermouth à l’absinthe! The name would make you think this is tastes like absinthe but alas is does not! Aromatised with absinthe herbs and spices such as wormwood, lemon, and Genepi.
Gentiane De Lure is Distilleries et Domaines de Provence’s oldest recipes, made with a wine thats been, infused with gentian root, sweet orange, bitter orange and Peruvian bark.
Gentian: (Gentiana Lutea) is a plant that grows particularly well on Lure mountain. In the Middle Ages, gentian root was considered to be an herb of great value. In the eighteenth century, Gentian was one of the best plants that one could use in medicine; it was used to stimulate the appetite, to aid digestion, as a disinfectant and to promote healing of wounds, and as a venom antidote.