Luxury French Vodka

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Distilled from fine French grapes, Ciroc is vodka of the highest order.

At the heart of this unique vodka are carefully selected grapes grown high in the Gaillac region of France. Ciroc is distilled five times to produce exquisitely smooth vodka.

Ciroc is made using fine French grapes. Most other vodkas are produced from common starches such as wheat or potatoes. The grapes in Ciroc are hand-selected, from bunches left on the vine for an extended period of ripening.

The juice pressed from Ciroc grapes is cold fermented. Never before has cold-fermentation been used in the making of a luxury vodka.

Ciroc is five-times distilled to create a uniquely crisp, clean, smooth taste experience.

Ciroc is made exclusively from two types of grapes grown in the centuries-old vineyards of the Gaillac and Cognac regions of France - the Mauzac Blanc and Ugni Blanc.

In the Southwest of France, nestled between Roussillon and the Pyrenees in the South and the Gorges of the Tarn in the East, is a small region called Gaillac. It is here, in one of the oldest wine-growing areas in France, that Ciroc gets its true character.

Using the perfect combination of traditional 10th century methods established by the Benedictine Monks in the Abbey of St. Michel to preserve the integrity and quality of the region's grapes, and modern technological advances, Mauzac Blanc grapes continue to grow at elevations of just over 300 meters. These elevated vineyards form a microclimate perfect for creating the Mauzac Blanc grapes. These grapes are left on the vine for an extended period of ripening, are harvested at lower temperatures, and are at the heart of Ciroc.

These grapes are harvested late in the season after cool air slows their metabolism and makes them firmer and easier to pick. This not only reduces bruising, which has an adverse affect on flavour, but also allows each grape to retain its pure fruit freshness and natural aromas. Furthermore, the subsequent juice contains a higher sugar content and unique body lending to the distinctive elements of Ciroc Vodka.

After harvesting, the Mauzac Blanc grapes are sent to temperature-controlled cellars where cold maceration occurs at very low temperatures. While the grapes begin this natural process of pressing, the cold contact between the grape skins and the juice retains all of the vibrant fruit and freshness that is used in the distillation of Ciroc Vodka. Once the grapes have been pressed, the resulting juice is cold-fermented, preserving freshness and extracting a more flavourful combination of the fruit character. These key stages in producing Ciroc specifically occur at cold temperatures to preserve the essence of the grape.

Finally, Ciroc is then distilled a total of five times - the fifth time using specially-designed, yet traditional copper pot-still methods, ensuring that it is of the highest quality. It is this process that contributes to the refined citrus-like nose, smooth taste experience and crisp, clean finish that is inherent in Ciroc Vodka.

While using labour intensive and expensive techniques, the vineyard manager and the master distiller can ensure that the delicate character of Ciroc will be preserved - from the selection of grapes in the vineyard to the vodka in the glass.


David Beasley 2010-11-25 18:27:18

I don\'t as a rule spend this much on vodka\'s, but after trying this I\'m going to buy more. Unbelievably smooth, no after bite to it, just a fruity after-taste. I drink my vodka neat, and although I generally prefer to drink it cold, this vodka is just as good at room temp. Impressive looking bottle too.

Dominic Winstanley 2009-07-04 10:24:07

Tried this in Singapore in earlier in the year. Wow smooth, crisp, refreshing shots, able to be poured straight from the bottle even at room temp. Liked it so much that I just had to invest in a couple of bottles.

kyle beeley 2009-05-21 19:22:55

I had never heard of this until it kept appearing in music videos for rappers etc. I kept my eye out for it when I was out in bars but never saw it, until when scanning some the shelves of one bar in Manchester. I discovered it hiding at the back. This is the smoothest, softest vodka I've ever tried. Crisp, fresh, it really is like drinking 40% water! However that's what would stop me buying it. It's quite expensive, and to be honest it is nice, but almost too smooth and I never really got that vodka kick that I like. I would prefer Belvedere or Goose especially when they have more flavours and are less pricey, however its a must try for any vodka drinker.

Ian 2007-07-21 18:14:00

To add to my previous entry, I was in a vodka tasting session and immediately knew by the taste what I was drinking when I tried this. Strong grape tastes but good none the less.

Ian 2007-01-07 02:12:41

I was in a cocktail bar when I discovered a cocktail which consists of raspberries, blue berries, 1/2 ounce chambord and a double shot of this vodka...It was brilliant!!! Would be great frozen aswell.