Sfumato Rabarbaro Amaro 750ml
Country of origin: Italy Alcohol content: 20% Alcohol by Volume
The term ’Sfumato’ derives from the Italian word for smoke — ‘fumo’. It is traditionally associated with a style of Renaissance painting characterised by subtle transitions between areas of dark and light. This speaks directly to the profile of this amaro, which marries a dark smokiness with nuanced bitter woodsiness from alpine herbs and notes of sweet alpine berries.
Like most amari, Sfumato is made by macerating a proprietary mixture of herbs and botanicals in neutral spirit. But as a card-carrying member of the larger group of rabarbaro (“rhubarb”) amari, it’s Chinese rhubarb that gives it distinctive smoky character.
The smoky nose in this amaro gives gives way to woody and tobacco notes that finish with a robust fruity and liquorice bittersweetness.
Pairs well with smoky food or drink, or to add a touch of bittersweet smokyness where you think it's needed. Other pairing suggestions: Bourbon, Rye.