Like Lillet Blanc, the main grape variety in Lillet Rose is Semillon. These wines are combined with natural liqueurs, handcrafted in Podensac from sweet and bitter oranges and berries. It is this meticulously balanced blend that gives Lillet Rose its delicate aromas.
|NOSE - Light aromas of berries, orange blossom and grapefruit
MOUTH - Fresh, lively and fruity. Balanced structure. Slightly acidic.
FINISH - Long aromas
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points (Jul 2015)
(Ultimate Beverage Collection, Finalist)Incredibly clean and fresh aromas of orange flesh and zest, lime zest, orange and cherry blossom are pretty. Lightly sweet with great depth of citrus and red fruits and generous floral flavors. The finish is equally deep with a clean minerality.
|Lillet is the only wine-based aperitif, a blend of 85% wine and 15% citrus liqueurs, produced in Bordeaux, France. The wines are carefully selected in the Podensac area and the citrus liqueurs are produced by cold macerating fruit peels in pure distilled spirits for several months.
Following the Bordelaise tradition, Lillet is aged in oak so that it acquires its soft and rich character. Because it is not oxidized or aromatized with herbs like vermouths, nor artificially concentrated, Lillet is a very unique product.