eau de vie

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eau de vie

 (ō′ də vē′)
n. pl. eaux de vie (ō′, ōz′)
Colorless brandy distilled from fermented fruit juice.

[French eau-de-vie : eau, water + de, of + vie, life.]

eau de vie

(əʊ də viː; French od vi)
n
brandy or other spirits
[French, literally: water of life]

eau de vie

(oʊdə ˈvi)
n.
French.
brandy.
[literally, water of life]
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Noun1.eau de vie - strong coarse brandy
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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Each decanter of Louis XIII is a symphony of the finest grapes from the Grande Champagne region, married with the most exceptional eaux-de-vie or water of life, distilled for a hundred years and aged in special oak casks.
Those eaux-de-vie blended together with specific rules give birth to Cognac Fine Champagne, and its essence within the Remy Martin range, Remy Martin XO.
For the VSOP Elegance, Maison Camus selects aromatic eaux-de-vie partially distilled on the lees, including some from the company's Borderies cru, to strengthen the aromatics of this Cognac as it ages.
The cognac-making process was brought to life through video exhibits featuring the cognac's origin from Borderies vineyards, to Martell's unique distillation process, followed by the ageing of select eaux-de-vie, and finished with the Martell Cellar Master's expert blending.
As the 100 years for maturing the Louis XIII drew to a close, the casks revealed a jewel - a rare blend of 1,200 eaux-de-vie - that had transformed into truly exceptional cognac.
It has high quality eaux-de-vie of all ages and state-of-the-art industrial facilities, notably the distillery Le Maine au Bois, the company said.
There are other variations on the eaux-de-vie theme like Armagnac, Grappa, Akvavit and fruit-based distillations, which exhibit more distinctive characteristics than basic brandy.
The carafe of cognac is a blend of some one hundred of the most remarkable eaux-de-vie selected, the oldest of which date back to 1907, from among the Hennessy reserves.
Louis XIII, the iconic summit of French refinement in taste, is an out of the ordinary experience for cognac lovers: a FIREWORKS OF AROMAS bursting from the astounding blend of GRANDE CHAMPAGNE eaux-de-vie, the most prestigious of the six crus classed in the delimited region of Cognac.
Remy also released two limited editions in the past two years, a blend of all 1965 eaux-de-vie in 2007, and a one in 2008 from a blend cellared in 1989.
You can have anything from breakfast in the vineyard and tours of the cellars, to a workshop when you actually get to blend some of the precious eaux-de-vie to make your own cognac, followed by an extravagant dinner in Le Grollet - the family residence.
St Remy uses eaux-de-vie distilled from 12 French wine varieties, selected for their exceptional quality, which is then aged for one year in oak barrels.