Amaro Nonino Quintessentia 700ml
Country of origin: Italy Alcohol content: 35% Alcohol by Volume
The Nonino family have devoted themselves to the art of distillation since 1897 with each generation actively improving and innovating to change the perception of ‘Grappa’, Italy’s ancient and best known distillate. In 1973 Nonino became the first producer to create a single varietal Grappa, using the rare and indigenous Picolit grape, setting a trend which the rest of Italy’s distillers followed. This was to be the beginning of a campaign for the preservation of their local Friulian varieties. In 1984, Nonino again set the standard with their ‘ÙE’, distilling from whole grapes to preserve each varieties unique aroma and flavour.
This last forms the spirit base for Nonino’s Amaro liqueur (Amaro means "bitter" in Italian). Like other classic Amaro this herbal liqueur is traditionally drunk as an after-dinner digestif. Dozens of varieties are commercially produced, the most commonly available of which are Averna, Ramazzotti and Montenegro. Nonino’s is infused with alpine herbs and tangerines, aged in barriques of Nevers, Limousin and old Sherry wood.
It makes a great aperitif over ice or chilled from the fridge with a wedge of orange.
A family-owned company who have been distilling since 1897. They were awarded the Spirit Brand / Distiller of the Year 2019.