Genepi - Artemisia
The Genepy or Genepi is a traditionnal Aosta Valley liqueur made out of a rare mountain herb called Artemisia.
What is genepy?
In the dialect of many of the people of the Western Alps "Génépy" is the name, probably of Celtic origin, of the mountain herb Artemisia glacialis: a plant that grows in the summer, at an altitude of over two thousand meters, that moraine land which the glaciers leave uncovered during their cyclic withdrawal. It is a plant that is ten or twelve centimeters high, to which villagers have always attributed medicinal qualities.
How to drink genepy?
Straight, it's a tonic and digestive.
On the rocks or with soda, it's excellent and refreshing.
Hot, prepared as grog, it's energetic and comforting.
As a cocktail.
The unmistakable taste of a typical liquor of the Valle d'Aosta produced, according to the most ancient tradition, from a rare alpine grass: the génépy (Artemisia glacialis), which combines in itself the ruggedness of the mountains, the freshness of spring waters, and the sweetness of the Alpine slopes.
Infused distillate obtained from the queen of the Alps: the Artemisia plant, more commonly called Génépy. This liquor has won several prizes in famous international contests.
Saint Roch has combined the sweetness of chocolate with the fragrance of genepy and created an entirely new product: Chocopy, a chocolate you can drink. Dive into its softness and discover the delights of Chocopy, the center of your sweetest and tastiest moments.
The Génépy Artemisia Glacialis Levi is pure and transparent, with a scent that unmistakably reveals the origin of the génépy plant and a freshness reminiscent of Alpine herbs and hints of mint.
The classic Ottoz Génépy has been produced for more than one hundred years and is a liqueur containing the Génépy plants (Artemisia glacialis), an alpine herb that grows at an altitude on our mountains. The tast is intense and the fragrance aromatic.
The centennial Génépy was created in 2002, to celebrate the Hundred Years of Ottoz. This liqueur contains the Genepy plant (Artemisia glacialis), an alpine herb that grows above 2,000 meters in the Alps. The flavor is intense and particular, and the fragrance aromatic.
The Ottoz Génépy Elixir is a liqueur containing the génépy plant (Artemisia glacialis), an alpine herb that grows above 2000 meters in the Alps. The taste is intense and the fragrance aromatic. The Haute Montagne version, with an even more intense and sophisticated flavor, is ideal for the coffee "alla valdostana".
The Genepy Saint-Roch is a traditional liquor of the Aosta Valley, with a strong and decisive character but a soft and pleasant taste. It is produced by the oldest distillery in the region.
The Ottoz Génépy Elixir is a liqueur containing the Génépy plant (Artemisia glacialis), an alpine herb that grows over 2000 meters in the Alps. The flavor is intense, the fragrance aromatic and it is free from those natural dyes that colour traditional genepy a bright green.
Herbetet Genepy is a fine high quality liqueur deriving from the infusion and distillation of the Artemisia Genipi herb, also called masculine Genepy. This herb grows solemnly in the higher parts of the inland Alps.