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Chartreuse verte, 55° (35 cl)

Chartreuse Verte is strongly marked by the mountain plant, herbal and medicinal side of the recipe, with a powerful flavour and surprising digestive character. It's the perfect way to finish a meal and understand the profound soul of Chartreuse.
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130 plants are essential for making Chartreuse liqueurs: they are listed in the manuscript that Maréchal d'Estrées gave to the Carthusian Fathers in 1605.

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Only three brothers, designated by their Order, know the names of these plants and have learned how to blend and distil them. They alone hold the secret of obtaining the world-famous green and yellow colours naturally by maceration of certain plants. The brothers also oversee the slow ageing process in oak casks and demi-muids.

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Since 2022, CAVE SA has been the official importer of Chartreuse in French-speaking Switzerland.Founded in 1084, the Carthusian Order is one of the oldest monastic orders in Christianity. It was founded by Bruno, who was born in Cologne around 1030. A highly esteemed professor and later rector of the cathedral school of Rheims, he was at the height of his fame when he decided to follow what he considered to be his true vocation: to leave the world and honours in order to live for God alone and "embrace the monastic life". With six friends and after several unsatisfactory attempts, he came to Grenoble, attracted by the reputation of the young bishop Hugh. In a dream, he saw God building a house for his glory in the heart of a mountain called "Chartreuse", a place so sparsely inhabited that it was nicknamed "the desert"; seven stars showed him the way. Seeing in the arrival of Bruno and his six friends the response of Providence to this mysterious dream, he led his visitors there. It was June 1084 and Bruno recognised in this solitary place the place he was looking for. It would be the site of the future Grande Chartreuse. Wooden cells were quickly built, with a gallery linking them to a chapel and some buildings intended for community life, because Bruno thought it was necessary to combine...

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