Antica Torino Amaro Della Sacra Amaro d’Erbe

Type: Liqueur, Amaro / Fortified WIne
Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Alcohol Percentage: 35%
Size: 750ml

Botanicals and Spices: Gentianella, hop, vanilla from Madagascar, green cardamom, myrrh, chinchona bark
Color: Warm bright brownish colour, rich and consistent in the glass
Spicy with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and chinchona
Taste: Complex and wide on the palate
Finish: Hot, bitter-sweet, with a long finish

Amaro is an alcoholic beverage with a predominantly bitter taste, made with an infusion in alcohol of different botanicals and drunk for its digestive characteristics. Amaro Della Sacra is an infusion in cold alcohol (called cold maceration) of flowers, roots, seeds, barks, resins and woods, then decanted and refined in stainless steel tanks for several months, filtered and bottled.

The ingredients are all natural: leaves, flowers, seeds, roots, resins, spices and barks. Some of them are typical of the territory of Piedmont, such as the gentianella and hops flowers, others more ‘exotic,’ discovered over the centuries during the exploration of new lands – for instance, the vanilla of Madagascar, the green cardamom of the Indies, the myrrh of the Middle East, as well as the chinchona bark of South America. Amaro Della Sacra is created by macerating the ingredients in grain alcohol and ageing until all the elements are well incorporated.

About the Brewery:
Antica Torino is the brainchild and longtime passion project of Liguria-based wine & spirits huntsman, Vittorio Zoppi, and Umbrian winemaker Filippo Antonelli. Vito’s love for Italian spirits began as it does for many in Italy—as a child surrounded by the time-honoured traditions and legacies of regional drinking culture. By sampling and studying a wide variety of vermouth and digestifs from around the world, Antica Torino has endeavoured to create refined recipes inspired by the traditions of Torino and enlivened by the Piedmontese spirit.

After formulating their flagship Rosso Vermouth, the team turned their attention to (re)creating an increasing collection of heritage spirits, using ingredients from both Piedmont and around the world, coupled with painstaking research and a love affair with the drinking traditions of Italy.