The classic! The Kir was invented in Dijon at the beginning of the twentieth century, when a waiter at the Montchapet café tried mixing crème de cassis with white wine. By chance, the mayor of Dijon happened to be the first person to try it, and fell in love. The Kir Royal is the luxury version, substituting champagne for the white wine. Pour 30ml of Sathenay Crème de Cassis into the bottom of a champagne glass, and fill to the brim with fresh, chilled champagne. Santé !Back to shop
When you smell Sathenay Crème de Cassis, you will experience an intense, deep aroma of rich sweet blackcurrants.
When you taste Sathenay Crème de Cassis, you’ll be met with an profoundly authentic fruit flavour, where the pure, rounded blackcurrant notes linger softly on the tongue.
The Domaine de Sathenay lies between Dijon and Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy. Beaune has long been known for the blackcurrant shrubs that grow there in abundance, and the modern-day crème de cassis first appeared in nearby Dijon in 1841. This beautiful, ancient region is renowned for its glorious wines. Green, peaceful, and packed with vineyards and medieval castles, Burgundy is an old fairytale brought to life.
The blackcurrants of Burgundy
Sathenay’s crème de cassis was born from centuries of tradition. The French region of Burgundy is famous for its wines but has also been producing blackcurrant liqueurs for hundreds of years. From the 1500s, blackcurrant ratafias and jellies were produced from the blackcurrant shrubs of Beaune, before evolving into the modern-day crèmes de cassis in the nineteenth century. Sathenay draws on all of this heritage to produce their contemporary, stylish, intensely fruity, blackcurrant cream liqueur.
An extreme amount of fruit
Crèmes differ from liqueurs based on the level of sugar – to qualify as a crème, a liqueur must contain over 250 grams of sugar per litre. Sathenay Crème de Cassis contains over 400 grams. It’s produced from a greater amount of fresh fruit than the average crème, resulting in a sweet, authentic, rich flavour. The blackcurrant flavour is profound and genuine, bringing the real taste of the currants to the forefront.
The Brains Behind It
Searching for luxury
In 2013, Laurent and Pierre created a small wine and spirit distribution company named Diva. Their goal was to build a selection of luxury wines and spirits that wouldn’t be available to the public otherwise. Located in Burgundy, their wine list expanded quickly, and they started searching for a range of artisanal cream liqueurs to complement it. They ended up taking over Sathenay themselves, to have freedom to choose their own recipes and ensure an impeccable level of craft quality.More on the Brand