By definition, an eau-de-vie (“water of life”) is a spirit which is distilled from the fermented mash of fruit. G.E. Massenez uses only choice, ripe, hand-picked fruit. The mark of Gewürztraminer is one of the only French brandies of controlled appellation. It is a brandy with the powerful flavors, with much of density and a very developed aroma which very subjectively expresses fruity noble grain of Gewürztraminer. It is then regarded as a brandy of great quality.