Grande chartreuse alcohol best french workers
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Chartreuse cuvée of the best french workers

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Chartreuse of the "Meilleur Ouvrier de France"  (best french artisanal workers) was born out of a collaboration between the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (sommeliers) and the Chartreux fathers. This work resulted in the creation of a jewel: a golden yellow liquor with emerald accents.

Relatively sweet on the palate, you will discover an aroma based on the plant and sugar with more fruity lengths. This charterhouse is a very high quality product that should be respected.

This liqueur has roundness, it is very appreciated as a digestive after a good meal. It is both soft and nervous, fresh and powerful.

70 cl bottle - 45 °
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A reworked version of the Yellow Liquor, which was called the Queen of liqueurs, gives this little gem. This liquor is very appreciated by all the palates because it knows to both be mellow while having character.

It is elaborated at the monastery of the Grande Chartreuse

The Grande Chartreuse Monastery is the first monastery and the mother house of the Chartreux order. It is located in the commune of Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse in Isère at the foot of Grand Som, the 4th highest peak in the Massif de la Chartreuse. The implantation of the Carthusians in the massif which gave them its name makes this site the type of the Carthusian monastic space, although order was accommodated from the (13th century) on urban sites and houses located in the plain , or even by the sea. In accordance with Carthusian rule, the monastery cannot be visited, but a museum is installed in Corrérie, downstream from the monastery. You can see reconstructions of monks' cells.
- The monastery of Master Bruno
In the spring of (1084) Maître Bruno, guided by the bishop of Grenoble arrives in the place which will be called from then on "Le Chartreuse desert" because of its isolation. Short valley, blocked to the north by the Col de la Ruchère, and to the south by the valley of the dead Guiers, dominated by (1,000 meters by the Grand Som, this place is totally uninhabited. The house was divided into 2 sets distant from 4 kilometers, the Maison Basse or Corrérie housed the community of Brothers and workshops or outbuildings, the Maison Haute housed the Prior and the community of Fathers, as well as 1 or 2 Brothers.
Nothing remains of the 1st monastery which was built 2 kilometers higher than the current monastery. It is assumed that the first constructions were made of wood, with the exception of the convent church which was erected permanently. The oldest and only known description was given by Guibert de Nogent around (1114). Apart from the principle of a grouping of cells, distinct from a cloister bringing together the buildings of common life "church, chapter, refectory" and the presence of a kitchen and a building capable of housing half of the Convers the Sunday, we know nothing of the initial layout of the buildings, probably very different from the one we know today, given the configuration of the terrain. Guibert, however, specifies that fitted conduits brought running water inside the cells. No culture or pasture was possible at the Haute house, enclosed in a narrow valley and totally wooded. Every week, on Saturday, the Brothers of the Lower house went up to the Upper house to participate in the "Sunday Liturgy" and in community life, reinventing the tradition of the Laurels of the deserts of Palestine, at the origins of "Christian Monasticism". The location of the Maison Haute is marked by 2 chapels built 110 meters apart, downstream ND from Casalibus literally ND from the huts, by allusion to the small houses which served as cells for the monks and upstream the St Bruno chapel.
A chronicle of the time, called "Chronique Magister" tells us about the event that took place on January 30 (1132), 48 years after Bruno's arrival.

"" In the 23rd year of the Priorat de Guigues, an incredible mass of snow, rushing from the high rocky peaks with sudden impetuosity, swept away in its frightful whirlpool and buried under its immense mass all the cells of the monks except one, and with them 6 monks and 1 novice. "
No avalanche of snow could have reached this low level in the valley and we do not know any other avalanche corridor in this area, apart from a small annual flow whose width does not exceed a few meters. Small landslides are very common in this ancient limestone massif. The avalanche of (1132) was in fact a rock fall which pushed an enormous amount of snow far ahead. When you approach the Col de Bovinant, 700 meters above the monastery, you can see a patch of rock coming off the wall and you can imagine what would happen if one day, weakened by frost and erosion , he would come off completely. The huge boulders that dot the site of the first monastery let you imagine the disaster.


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Christian D. published the 26/01/2021 following an order made on 11/12/2020


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