The Nonino Distillery, based in Udine, boasts a history of great tradition and innovation in the field of distillation. Founded in 1897 by Orazio Nonino, the company began its activity by producing high quality grappas in accordance with the local traditions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
In the 1970s, the distillery underwent a significant transformation thanks to the intuition of Benito Nonino, who introduced discontinuous steam distillation. This innovation has made it possible to preserve the more delicate aromas and flavors of the grapes, paving the way for the creation of new highly refined distillates. The Nonino family has also developed the concept of “monovitigno”, producing grappas that fully express the varietal characteristics of grapes such as Moscato, Merlot and Pinot Grigio. This pioneering approach has contributed to making the Nonino distillery a point of reference in the world of high quality distillation. Today, the Nonino distillery is managed by the fourth generation of the family
The Grape Distillate is distilled in a completely artisanal way using the steam-powered copper stills of the Nonino family. Aged for over 24 months in oak barriques and small barrels, it has an extraordinary softness which attenuates the citrus notes and gives it an exceptional elegance, expressed through enveloping aromatic nuances.
It has an amber hue. At the beginning, aromas of autumn undergrowth and musk are perceived, which give way to a delicate hint of sultanas and raisins. There are also slight balsamic nuances that balance the bitter notes of rhubarb, with hints of caramelized orange and flambéed vanilla. This amaro stands out for its persistence and intensity.
Perfect bitter as a digestive or after-dinner. It can also be used in mixology for the preparation of particular and suggestive aperitif cocktails.