In the dialect of many populations of the Western Alps “Génépy” is the name, probably of Celtic origin, a mountain herb, Artemisia Glacialis. A plant that grows over two thousand meters above sea level on moraine land, which is collected carefully, without removing the root.
By the shepherds of the high valleys of the Aosta valley region it has always been described as a medicinal plant with a delicate fragrance, of which was already said in the ninth century that ” it is close to having as many virtues as it has leaves” .
The rarity of Artemisia Glacialis causes the production of this product to be very limited and sought after, it is consumed by a select few who know the virtues. This fine liqueur is the result of a centuries old knowledge of distillation and herbalism conjugated to an innovation and search for taste.
OFFICIAL PLANT Artemisia Umbelliformis Lam
PRODUCTION AREA Valle d’Aosta
ALTITUDE PLANTS SLM 1700 m
DISTILLATION Obtained by infusion and tincture of génépy, aging in steel tanks for a month.
ALCOHOL LEVEL 40%
CONTENT 50 cl
VIEW Clear, golden yellow
SMELL Mountain air and smell and a fragrance of high altitude herbs
TASTE Aromatic and pleasantly persistent
PAIRINGS Digestive and meditation
SERVICE TEMPERATURE 13 ° C ° – 55.4 ° F
- In 2012, the Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
- In 2013, the Silver Medal at the IWSC in London
- In 2014, the Silver Medal at the Vinalies Internationales in Paris
HOW TO DRINK Pure / On The Rocks / Lime / Generale