Varnelli (1 L) Amaro dell'Erborista (42 proof)
Item Number: 15919
Sub Region: Marche
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Herbs / Roots / Barks / Neutral Spirit
Type: Spirits - Liqueur
Bottle Size: 1 L
Closure: Flip Top
Alc by Vol(%): 21
This intriguing amaro is obtained from a decoction of herbs, roots, and barks which are prepared over a wood fire. Only pure honey is used to sweeten this blend. It is unfiltered and does not contain coloring or flavorings.
Aromas: Latent smokiness. It offers aromas of nearly stewed ripe fruit and sultana, with scents of gentian, rhubarb, sandalwood and honey.
Flavors: Dry, despite to pleasant and warm notes of honey. Its tannic structure is powerful: somewhat drying to the palate, it is countered by intense salivation at the side walls of the mouth. Lastingly bitter.
Serving Suggestions: Amaro dell’Erborista can be enjoyed at any time of day. It is perfect after a meal served neat, on the rocks, or mixed with soda. It can also be served a bit warm, with or without orange rind, vanilla pod, and cloves.
Featured in the Punch.com article Don't Sleep on Digestivo 11/19/2021
"Dell’Erborista has taken on cult classic status among amaro aficionados in recent years, and the unfiltered, honey-sweetened amaro from the fourth-generation, women-owned family business is prized for its unique composition. It’s also a favorite of Lindsay Matteson, bar manager at Barnacle and The Walrus and the Carpenter in Seattle. 'This is a beautiful, complex amaro that is also really bitter and lower in alcohol,' says Matteson, who adds ice and a grapefruit twist to her serve."