Rosolio Di Bergamotto
Italicus is the brainchild of Italian spirits expert Giuseppe Gallo who has revived the rosolio aperitivo category by replicating a recipe dating back to the 1800s. Production of Italicus – made at a family-owned distillery in Moncalieri, Torino – begins with bergamot from the UNESCO-protected area in the Calabrian region and cedro from Sicilia. The two ingredients undergo the sfumatura process – a traditional technique for manually extracting essential oils – before being blended with Italian neutral grain spirit. After this, Roman chamomile from Lazio, lavender, gentian, yellow roses and melissa balm from Northern Italy are macerated together for several days before being added to the liquid. Intensely citrusy on the nose, Italicus displays hints of rose and lavender, whilst the palate offers fresh tones of ripe citrus fruits balanced with a light bitterness and floral spice, before culminating in a complex and long finish. Stunningly presented, the Italicus bottle is intended to pay tribute to Italy’s history and heritage along with the native flavours found across the country’s 20 regions. The stopper features a renaissance-style Bacchus harvesting bergamot, framed by the shape of a bergamot fruit, while the colour of the glass is reminiscent of the Grotta Azzura in Capri and the waters of the Amalfi Coast – where Gallo spent his childhood. Delicious to drink on its own, Italicus also works exceptionally well in a range of cocktails or with Prosecco over ice. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting new spirits launched in a while, Italicus is a must try for all drinks enthusiasts.
£5.71 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2403887
Style No.: 611877
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