by Villa Zarri
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Alcohol Type: Liqueurs
Alcohol Content: 43%
Unit Quantity: 500 ml
Liquore Nocino is a traditional liqueur produced in Emilia Romagna, a region in Northern Italy. It is produced according to an old family recipe and its processing is carried out manually. The husks used are from organically grown walnuts which are traditionally gathered on 24th June, when they have become ripe, but their woody shell has not developed yet. At this point walnuts are cut and then macerated in 95° alcohol with added cloves, cinnamon sticks, sugar and water. The infusion is macerated for approximately 60 days. At the end of the infusion period, Nocino rests for at least one year in a steel container, then is filtered and bottled.
Liquore Nocino by Villa Zarri has old copper colour with caramel shades. When it is poured into a glass, it moves slowly, thus hinting at a very rich scent. The first olfactory impression is intense but discreet, the alcohol is not aggressive and the typical sensations of husks are well defined. Later, its aromatic potential expresses itself as a more complex bouquet, containing liquorice, arugula, nutmeg and a smoked note.
Best to be enjoyed with
The best way to enjoy Liquore Nocino by Villa Zarri is at the end of a meal, at a temperature of 18-20 degrees Celsius. In summer it is very pleasant with some ice cubes. It combines well with dry fruits, plain chocolate, dry cookies and, during the proper season, roast chestnuts.
The Winery: Villa Zarri
Villa Zarri excels at an important Italian tradition few are aware of: the making of world class spirits such as Brandy. Indeed, many experts believe Villa Zarri Brandy to be the best made in Italy today.Villa Zarri makes its Brandy from high quality wine, which needs to be perfectly clear, low in sulphide content, high in acidity and resistant to oxidation. At Villa Zarri the all-important discontinuous distillation method is employed, using copper Charentais still that ensures a final product of much deeper, cleaner and richer aromas and flavours. Villa Zarri also makes a stellar Nocino, or walnut liqueur.