CÎROC® vodka is made exclusively from grapes for an exquisitely smooth, fresh and innovative vodka experience. The essence of CÎROC® vodka comes from top quality Mauzac Blanc grapes grown in Gaillac, one of the oldest and highest vineyard areas in France. These grapes are left on the vine for an extended period of ripening and are harvested at lower temperatures, to help retain their pure fruit freshness and natural aromas.
Unlike grain, grapes do not need heat to release their fermentable sugars. Instead CÎROC® vodka uses cold maceration, cold fermentation, and cold storage processes, until now only practiced by top fine wine producers, which further preserve its distinctive freshness and extract a more flavorful combination of the fruit character.
Fact: Cîroc comes from a combination of two French words: cime, meaning peak and roche meaning rock. This evokes the Gaillac region which is one of the highest wine growing regions in France.