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Hypocras "Love Potion" White (Spiced Wine)

Hypocras "Love Potion" White (Spiced Wine)

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The iconic beverage of medieval Europe!

The Love Potion White Hypocras (spiced wine) is a renowned drink from medieval Europe, made with white wine, spices, and honey from the garrigue. This festive beverage, known as hypocras (spiced wine), was widely enjoyed during the Middle Ages, served at the end of grand banquets and used by knights as a tonic. Inspired by 14th-century recipes, this flavored elixir, hypocras (spiced wine), was skillfully prepared by medieval cooks to satisfy the lords and enhance special occasions. It was considered the equivalent of today's coffee, appreciated for its digestive and stimulating properties.

Hypocras (spiced wine) was also renowned for its alleged medicinal virtues and was associated with love, earning its status as a Love Potion immortalized in Nordic literature. Its composition included a wide range of precious spices, used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. This contemporary version of the medieval elixir remains true to the original spirit, showcasing carefully selected quality wines, including Vermentino, white Grenache, and white Carignan grapes.

This beverage is the result of a subtle and balanced reinterpretation, where wine remains the foundation of this medieval elixir. The grapes are sourced from the medium Corbières region, characterized by rocky clay-limestone soils. After a maceration period of 10 to 15 days, the wine is aged in tanks on lees for 12 months before adding the spices in separate pouches for cold maceration. Among the main spices used are fresh ginger, cardamom, and star anise. The result is a delicate elixir, hypocras (spiced wine), that offers a unique gustatory experience, skillfully blending the sweetness of wine, the aromas of spices, and the captivating flavor of garrigue honey.

Product Information:

Type: Hypocras (Spiced Wine)
Character: Semi-Sweet
Volume: 75 cl
Alcohol content: 13% vol (13.5-14.5)
Country of production: France
Production region: Occitanie (Southern France)

Tasting Suggestions:

This sweet wine, hypocras (spiced wine), can be enjoyed slightly chilled at a temperature of 6°C to 8°C and pairs perfectly with appetizers, foie gras, marinated meats and fish, sheep and goat cheeses, as well as desserts. Its balance between sweetness and spices offers a harmonious gustatory experience, inviting you to immerse yourself in the flavorful ambiance of the Middle Ages.
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