This is a Creme de Fruit made like Creme de Cassis but from blackberries and it is at least as successful. It is brilliant in crisp, dry white as a kir variation, trickled over vanilla ice cream or used to enhance the blackberry coulis with which my wife surrounds her world-beating blackberry mousse, light as a kiss and not too sweet - a perfect, light pudding. The autumnal richness of the Creme de Mure works as well on the plate as it does in the glass.
Maison Briottet is a family business, founded in 1836. Originally, the family were ageing, blending, bottling and selling wines. Following the development of the blanc cassis aperitif (white wine with Crème de Cassis), the company's activities evolved to producing fruit crèmes, liqueurs, brandies and marcs de Bourgogne.
The current managing director, Gérard Briottet, represents the fourth generation, and maintains the tradition started by his great grandfather, Edmond Briottet, of exclusively selling to the traditional sector of wine shops, delicatessens, hotels, bars and restaurants.
Maison Briottet maintains a very high level of quality. It is the selection of the ripest fruit from the most suitable cultivars that results in the finest flavours?; therefore contracting the right growers to produce the correct fruit is crucial. Subsequently, properly observed maceration with very pure neutral alcohol, and blending with the correct proportion of sugars to achieve the balance between fruit flavour, sweetness, acidity and alcohol create these excellent crèmes and liqueurs