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Staff Pick

Elisir Novasalus Vino Amaro

Item # 31178 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$199.68/ Case of 8
Country
ABV
16.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

Intensely aromatic, this amaro from Capelletti infuses herbs, macerated flowers, and roots into wine and adds a touch of sweetness from tree sap. The bitterness and complex flavors linger long after your first sip. Drink after a meal.


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Staff Pick Notes

The following is a recommendation, but also a warning: Elisir Novasalus is likely the most bitter thing we sell here. I mean, just startlingly, starkly bitter. Imagine charring resinous herbs like rosemary and sage over wood flames and then squeezing out whatever drop of liquid might be left in the plant material. I think that approximates the level of flavor we're at. Some will find this appealing, and to those people I would like to add that the flavor really lingers on. Better yet, after the first few sips, you will be primed and able to take in complexities beyond the blunt beginning. Layers of mild sweetness and perfumes will unfold. This is based in wine, not spirit, and needs to be kept chilled after opening. After dinner is the obvious move here, but try using this to replace vermouth in cocktails for additional fun.

- TT