Giovanni Bosca, "Cardamaro" Vino Amaro, Piemonte, Italy NV 17% ABV
AROMATIC, CHINESE FIVE-SPICE, SWEET & BITTER This distinguished expression of traditional Piemonte flavors is a wine-based Amaro, a predecessor to the now more common styles of Amari. It is prepared by an infusion of cardoon, blessed thistle, and other botanicals in the estate wine of Bosca, then rested on new oak for at least six months. The recipe originated with the founder of this now 7th generation winemaking family. Appreciation of Cardoon and Blessed Thistle dates back to antiquity and today they remain popular in Piemontese regional cusine. Serving Suggestion: Neat, on a large cube, as a spritz with or without grapefruit juice, or sub for vermouth in a rye Manhattan w/ a Luxardo cherry for a real treat.