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Today, beautiful wild plants grow in San Roccu. It is an eternal pleasure to observe them growing through the days and seasons.
The recipes for our spirits are created in Balagne. All our research is oriented on the plants that surround us. Distillation offers an infinite number of possibilities. When we create our recipes, our aim is to embody the essence of the plants we want to use as faithfully as possible, to extract their complexity and purity.
Although distillation is not currently carried out on site, our aim is to be able to produce our spirits on our land in San Roccu in the years to come. Every day that passes brings us closer to this dream. Follow us on Instagram to find out more!
Holy patron of epidemics
San Roccu was born during the Great Black Death. He came from a wealthy family and studied medicine. When his parents died, he distributed his fortune to the poor and went to heal the sick in Rome and in the villages around the Mediterranean.
On his way back to Montpellier, he too was struck down by the plague. San Roccu struggled to a wood near the small village of Sarmato to die. There a spring sprang up and a dog brought him bread every day.
He recovered his health and returned to the plague victims, showing remarkable humanity. But he was mistaken for a spy by the Duke of Milan and imprisoned until his death.
San Roccu bequeathed many pharmaceutical legacies, such as “San Roccu’s sweets”, made of juniper berries coated with sugar and effective against the plague.