Wild cherry 2011 - limited quantity of 929 bottles 70cl, 42% vol
Wild cherry trees which grow in our surrounding forests produce an incredibly harmonious and elegant cherry with a soft taste.
Etter Vintage Wild Kirsch 42% vol.
Origin of fruit: from the kirsch region of Lake Zug/Switzerland
Fresh fruit quantity: 9.5 kg cherries for one 70cl bottle
Storage/maturing: several years in 50 litre demijohns
Colour: pure, crystal clear
Bouquet: mild, balanced with fine hint of blossom
Taste: very sophisticated and expressive, hint of ripe cherries
Tip for drinking: The ideal digestif to round off a good meal perfectly, thanks to its superb harmony of flavours. Why not try it as an aperitif as well? Savour this rich-tasting kirsch from a tulip-shaped glass at 15-20°C to allow the exquisite bouquet to unfold and the concentration of flavours to emerge.
Quantity: The quantity available is extremely limited. In general just a few hundred bottles are produced for each vintage.
Wild Kirsch – an experience! Adventure, love and life-blood The Wild Kirsch is our secret favourite. A lot of love, care and adventure go into creating this sophisticated fruit spirit. Sometimes we feel like some crazy mountaineer who daringly climbs the highest peak to pick a rare edelweiss for his beloved, because we too have to venture up long ladders to reach the rare wild cherries growing on very tall trees - and we have to get there before the birds, who are just as eager for them as we are at Etter. The old trees from which we pick our wild cherries grow on the edges of forests in the Canton Zug region. They are wild, untended, have no name and are certainly not of any single variety. However, that little piece of flesh around the stone of this small cherry is full of sweetness and intensity. We distil these wild, hand-picked, fully-ripened cherries because we know they can produce the best kirsch of all. This wild cherry distillate is stored and matured for many years in 50 litre demijohns under the rafters of an old barn. Since wild cherries are not available every year our “Wild Kirsch” naturally only goes into bottles labelled to show the precise vintage. The finesse and harmony of flavours provided by this kirsch have turned many a non-kirsch-drinker into an absolute kirsch-lover.