Guardians of the art of creating one of the most legendary spirits around today, distillati together with Alain Perret e Daniel Fleury manage four damson orchards, , with a total of over a thousand trees laden with the so-called fleur d’Ajoie.
Theirs is a craft that has its roots in the history of Canton Jura, the birthplace of Damassine AOP. And if today there are few producers who decide to imitate the example of Alain and Daniel, it is because the Damson and the tree from which it comes are not easy to handle. In fact, the damson tree only reaches full maturity at the age of 7-10 years, and its production is strongly influenced by weather conditions and the tree's poor health, which breaks easily due to the large number of fruits. When this happens, several years are needed for the rest of the tree to fully recover. For all these reasons, not many people take chances with damsons, but this also implies an obvious fact: demand exceeds supply and damsons have value.
Merito della Fleury-Perret In addition to Damassine, LagAlpi has selected for you another authentic Jurassian specialty: il Juramine. A Cider distillate with character, aged in oak wood, the Juramine brand, trademarked by Boncourt distiller and farmer Alfred Burrus,was taken up and reinterpreted by Fleury-Perret to make a cider that represented the personality of the Jurassians themselves. Strong, with character, it is made with the very best Ajoie apples.