n the 80's, ALEXIS SAUVION, an amateur of botany, was particulary interested in small red berries; so he planted raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and MUROISE (cf. following chapter).
Thanks to his crops and the buying of fruits from outside, the range of products"Les VERGERS du CLERAY" was created: jams, coulis,sorbets and fruit pulps.
The jams are cooked in a copper cauldron, the recipes were developed with the help of a Master Craftsman and all of the products are 100% natural; with no added flavouring, preservatives or other chemical additives.
ALEXIS SAUVION offers his customers a large choice of flavours: form the most classical to the most original and even the invented: MUROISE, wild vine peaches,Muscadet grapes...
The first plants appeared in California more than a hundread years ago. Since then, there has been no trace of this natural hybrid half blackberry half raspberry except for one plant which had been growing in the garden of the farm "VERGERS DU CLERAY" (since "forever").
Puzzled by this fruit, Alexis SAUVION decided to develop it under the brand name of MUROISE (registered in different classes and protected by the Cabinet Weinstein, Paris).
Several contributors were present at the origin of this fabulous story:
- The oenological laboratories of Epernay: after the fermentation, the aroma of the MUROISE was intact.
- The aromaticians of Grasse, the firm ROBERTET drew up an aromatic map, which proved to be exceptional.
- The liquorists: BOUDIER (Dijon), GIFFARD (Angers)created their "Crème de MUROISE", the only fruit with blackcurrants which conserves all its qualities over a lenght of time (no oxidation).
Its true colour is bright red and its powerful and original flavour is enchanting.
Today, the receipe of the MUROISE is a "familly secret" !
The VERGERS du CLERAY uses the MUROISE for its own range of products.
This fruit is also at the origin of numerous partnerships with food industry firms such as : Liquors, drinks, chocolates, sweets, dairies...
"MUROISE" in the Dictionnary !
Since November 2003, our MUROISE is entered in the "Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française".
The definition specifies that it is a registered trademark, a very exceptional thing for a dictionnary !!
A lot of medias talked and wrote about it : television, press, radios etc..
After 20 years of development, we are rewarded for our efforts !!!