liqueur and spirits

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Our spirits - Limoncello

Limoncello is a typical Campanian liqueur made from citrus peel; in particular from the lemons of the Amalfi Coast, such as Sfusato Amalfitano or Ovale di Sorrento. It is a sweet liqueur with a characteristic yellow color; whose alcohol content is between 20% and 32% vol. lies; and which is obtained by macerating lemon peels in pure alcohol with the addition of a water and sugar syrup. Once prepared, it must remain in the bottle for at least 1 month before it can be enjoyed. Limoncello is an excellent digestif; which is usually drunk after a meal; but can also be used to moisten or flavor desserts, fruit salads and ice cream.

Our spirits - Grappa

Let’s start with the most important question: what is grappa? It is a spirit drink obtained from the distillation of pomace; ie from shells and kernels. After pressing the grapes, they ferment and remain in contact with the must; but once the maceration is complete, the must continues its evolution while the pomace is discarded.

However, the skins are important in the production of grappa; which must be fresh and still steeped in wine; which is why it is not so easy to make a good grappa. You no longer need sugar, only alcohol. So if we have white pomace that does not normally macerate in the must; it must first ferment to convert the sugar into alcohol.

Another big problem is contamination. The more stems and pips there are, the worse the quality of the grappa: making this distillate is not easy. It is a constant search for the best skins and only these.

Our spirits - Sambuca

Sambuca is one of Italy’s most popular traditional liqueurs. It is an infusion with an intense anise aroma and flavor; which, however, takes its name from the custom of adding other flavorings to the main ingredient, including elderflower; a plant widespread in Italy that grows wild on the banks of water, in forests and along railway lines.

Elderberries, and especially their flowers, are used in a variety of ways: Elderflowers are used to make laxative jams, tasty syrups and sparkling wines; and they are used for medicinal purposes such as coughs and bronchitis. The plant can also be used for ornamental purposes and the wood for burning. All in all, a shrub with a thousand resources and the unmistakable aroma of its flowers; which give this exquisite liqueur its unique taste!

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