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Lillet Rouge French Aperitif Wine
Lillet Rouge French Aperitif Wine

Lillet Rouge French Aperitif Wine

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Lillet Rouge French Aperitif Wine
Item Number: Lillet-Rouge-Wine-French
Availability: In Stock 11
Size: 750ML
Lillet Rouge French Aperitif WineThe main grape varieties in Lillet Rouge is merlot, which gives it a more tannic mouthfeel. Lillet is a range of refreshing aperitifs with a smooth, fruity taste. Lillet is a range of refreshing aperitifs with a smooth fruity taste.Native of Saint-Morillon in Gironde, Jean Lillet moved to Podensac, a small village of the Graves wine region, near Sauternes, in 1680. In 1872, his descendants Raymond and Paul Lillet, fine wines, liquors and spirits merchants, funded Maison Lillet. They created the first and only aperitif from Bordeaux, the Lillet (called Kina Lillet until the 1970s), a blend of wines and fruit macerations crafted in Podensac cellars.In the 20s and 30s, Lillet was served on very special occasions and at official receptions, soon becoming the aperitif in vogue all over the world. In 1937, Lillets first major advertising campaign was designed for the American market. The campaign by French artist Robert Wolff, better known as Robys, remains famous in the USA and France to this day.After the Second World War, the small family-run company decided to focus on exporting the brand to the US market. Lillet became the star drink of every trendy New York bar. The Anglo-Saxon market really took off in 1945 with the launch of Lillet Dry, which could be mixed with gin or served in cocktails and inspired the famous Vesper.In 1962, it was Pierre Lillet who expanded the range by adding Lillet Rouge, a stronger, ruby colored alternative to its white counterpart, which appealed to Lillet fans and red wine lovers alike. In 1972 came the 1961 vintage Lillet Vieux. The brand was already called Lillet in the USA for customs reasons and Kina Lillet officially became Lillet worldwide.The Lillet brand acquired a new lease of life on the French market in 1985 with the organization of numerous tasting sessions in Bordeaux and Paris and a more modern and sophisticated design for the bottle. In 1995, Lillet won the gold medal at the International Wine Competition, confirming its quality once again. In 1999, Lillet became one of the 100 top-selling brands in France.The 21st century has seen Lillet go from strength to strength, with ever more countries discovering the brand. Connoisseurs and mixologists ensure that Lillet features in all top cocktail bars around the world, leading to the launch of Lillet Ros in 2011, which immediately won the Chairmans Trophy at the

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