Amaro di Nonino “Quintessentia”

Nonino Distillatori

Pronunciation
NO-nee-No kwin-tess-EN-cha
Year
No Vintage
Type
Distillate
Winery
Nonino Distillatori
Region
Friuli
Oenologist
Benito Nonino

Overview

Amaro Quintessentia was born a drop at a time in 1992, thanks to Antonio Nonino’s great experience in blending his products. It is an infusion of herbs with a part of ÙE, aged over five years in barriques from Nevers, Limousin and ex-Sherry. It displays an extraordinary fragrance of mountain herbs, ennobled by the magic of ÙE, in this case a masterful blend of Ribolla, Traminer, and Verduzzo. Nonino’s Amaro is based on Ue, or whole grape grappa and is infused with alpine herbs that grow in the mountains near the distillery. If you are not familiar with Amaro it is a classic Italian digestivo.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Made with a variety of grape pomaces.
Vinification
An infused distillation.
Aging
Varying depending on the blend.
Alcohol
35% alcohol by volume.
| Appearance
Dark amber with red highlights.
| Aroma
One of complex herbal and licorice scents.
| Taste
Sweet orange and pleasantly bitter with a long warm finish.
| Serving Suggestions
As a digestivo after a meal or before, served over ice with a zest of orange peel in a rocks glass.

Amaro di Nonino “Quintessentia”

Suggested Retail:
$50.00
CSPC#:
707179
Available Sizes:
700ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast - 95 points

One taste of this luscious Amaro from the Nonino distillery in northeastern Italy (Udine) will explain far better than I ever could why Italians consume bitters like Texans guzzle Lone Star.