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Fratelli Vergnano

Fratelli Vergnano
Cioco Artichoke Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 16.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$31.95
2018 Best Bitter Liqueur

Fratelli Vergnano
Cioco Artichoke Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 16.5%
Mahogany color. Exotic aromas of juicy tangerine, saffron, orris root, ginger, cola, stewed plums,cinnamon, and lemon balm with a velvety, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a warming, involved, medium-long milk chocolate covered nuts, espresso, and chicory finish. A floral-spiked bitter liqueur that will fit in a wide variety of cocktails; expert balance makes this a nice choice to sip neat after dinner.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: juicy tangerine, saffron, orris root, ginger, cola, stewed plums,cinnamon, and lemon balm
Taste Flavor: milk chocolate covered nuts, espresso, and chicory
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Manhattan, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A floral-spiked bitter liqueur that will fit in a wide variety of cocktails; expert balance makes this a nice choice to sip neat after dinner.

The Importer

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Bitter Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Bitter liqueurs are quite famous, especially those from Italy, such as amaro, and France. These liqueurs are made in various regions throughout these countries and are made from secret recipes of herbs and spices - some local, many imported from other territories. The herbs and spices include things such as orange peel, rhubarb, pomegranate and tree bark. Quite often these are mixed with fruit juices for pre-dinner cocktails, while most examples of amaro are enjoyed straight, often as a digestif. Alcohol levels are usually around 20% to 25%.