De l'Aubier Water Analysis:
Balance Still
Virginality Superior
Minerality Low
Orientation Neutral
Hardness Soft
Vintage 1 Year
TDS 250 mg/l
ph factor 7.1
Hardness 14 mg/l
Nitrate 1 mg/l
Calcium 2 mg/l
Magnesium 2 mg/l
Sodium 2 mg/l
Potassium 16 mg/l
Bicarbonate 35 mg/l
Sulfate 2 mg/l
Chloride 7 mg/l
Source: Maple Trees
Country of Origin: Canada
Region: Québec
Place: Mirabel and Bromont
Established: 2012
Company: Eau Matelo, Inc.
Status: Discontinued
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It is an ancestral custom in the North East region of America, and more specifically in Québec, Canada to harvest the maple sap in the spring while the trees go through a natural osmosis process, pumping sap up from roots to branches during cold nights and flowing it back down during warmer days. A small incision is made in the sapwood ("aubier" in French) to collect a fraction of the sap while it flows down. One tree will provide in average 40 liters (10 US gallons) of sap in the 6 to 8 weeks harvesting period (March-April).
Sap is piped in food and beverage grade hoses from the trees to the maple farm. It is then divided in two streams by the usage of membrane filtration technology equipment already owned by the farms: the concentrated sap (15%) which is then reduced by boiling to maple syrup, and sap water (85%) which is typically discarded.
Eau Matelo realized the great beauty of this wasted natural resource and developed a patent pending process to capture, condition and bottle this specialty water stemmed from maple sap. The minerals contained in DE L'AUBIER are specific to its organic nature, and make for the unique gustatory sensation.
DE L'AUBIER celebrates the youth of its spring-like freshness and the vivacity of its green identity, the fact that it has been literally nurtured by nature over the previous seasons, such that each year, depending on geological, ecological and climatic conditions, the new vintage of DE L'AUBIER will invite epicureans to a renewed tasting experience, just like a wine.