Château Thénac’s five-hundred Ente plum trees have gained a reputation thanks to their contribution to the production of our remarkable eaux-de-vie.
Like with grapes and wine, the quality of a plum eau-de-vie depends on the quality of the fruit. Picked at the peak of ripeness, the plums are carefully transported to Château Thénac’s wine cellar. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, and the temperature is adjusted to preserve the freshness of the aromas. The distillation that follows requires a particular savoir-faire. This process is entrusted to a local, artisan distillery which is considered by many to have set the standard in the making of great spirits. The eau-de-vie is then sent to Maison Thénac’s wine cellar to be aged for many years. The amber version of the Z‑Thénac is left in barrels for up to ten years.