An Introduction

The Seine Valley that runs through Poissy, France is renowned for its sunny slopes adorned with apricots, sloe berries and cherry trees. The kernels, or noyau, are highly aromatic which make them ideal for maceration with fruit brandies. The people of Poissy, a commune of Île-de-France outside Paris, have been producing a liqueur called ratafia from macerated fruit pits and brandy since the early 1600’s.