Coppersea Distilling Peach Eau-de-Vie
Coppersea // New York, USA
This eau-de-vie style brandy from Coppersea Distilling uses local fruit sourced from Hudson Valley farms, whole-fruit mashing with no sugar added, and open-top, wild yeast fermentation. The spirit is then distilled in a direct-fire still before being aged a minimum of 6 months in a neutral vessel (stainless steel) before bottling.
Eau-de-VieMost often referring to clear, unaged brandy distilled from wine from any type of fruit. Some styles are macerated with skins after distillation which provide color.
"Aromas of baked peaches, spice notes, clove, and black tea makes for an interesting bouquet. Peach is hard to detect on the palate, with peach leaves, cinnamon, and pencil shavings predominant. The finish leaves a lingering, unpleasant bitterness on the tongue."