Sipp Mack Eau de Vie Marc de Gewürztraminer
Marc is grape pomace; the residual skins and seeds left behind after pressing. Marc d'Alsace must be distilled only from this dry residue, absent of grape juice (Italian grappa is made in a very similar way). Because only dry skins and pips are used to make these spirits, the resulting product has less of a fruity character than an eau-de-vie distilled from wine, and is reliant more on mouth-feel than flavour to show its qualities. On the other hand, Gewurztraminer retains more flavour in its marc than most other grapes, which is precisely why the AOC covers only those eaux-de-vie produced from this aromatic variety.