Three varieties of raspberry are used to make Mathilde Framboise. The first, called Lloyd George, originates in Scotland and is particularly well known for its berry fruits. The other two berries, both from Burgundy, are the Rose de Plombières and the Violette de Boux. The berries are pressed into a puree and are then added to the alcohol base for maceration. The Lloyd George raspberries are used primarily for their bright color, while the intense aromatics mainly come from the berries from Burgundy. We find that this blend of the three varieties produces an exquisite complexity.
This raspberry liqueur has a deep plum-skin hue and berry compote aroma. The relatively sweet flavor suggests cherry pie filling and strawberry jam, finishing long and warming on a hint of vanilla. Ideal to pour over vanilla ice cream. Made by Maison Ferrand.