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Contratto – Fernet

Italy
Piedmont
Spirits
Liqueur

The Facts

Origins Italy > Piedmont

Winemaking Fine crushing of the botanicals through a hammer mill, cold extraction with hydro-alcoholic solution

Aging Aged in stainless steel for 40 days

Alcohol Content 30.0 %

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes With 10% less alcohol than other Fernets on the market, this traditional after dinner liqueur shows expected aromas of mint, chamomile and saffron, with orange legs that stain the glass. What is less expected are the secondary aromas of sweet orange peel and finish that has tremendous length and finesse, without the wafting burn often associated with the category of Fernet.

Aromas Sweet herbs, orange peel

Pairings Serve as a digestif, with coffee or espresso, in a cocktail

The Story

Fernet is a type of amaro, a bitter, that falls under the category aromatic spirit. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices which include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and especially saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits, and colored with caramel coloring.

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About Contratto

Brand Story

Contratto was founded in 1867 by Giuseppe Contratto and the winery is known as the oldest producer of sparkling wine in Italy. In fact, the ""Metodo Classico"" 1919 Contratto Extra Brut was the first vintage sparkling wine ever made in the country.The winery has a long, distinguished history. At the turn of the 20th century, its wines were leaving Canelli for destinations all over the world (predominantly to royal houses), and Contratto was the personal supplier to the Vatican as well as to the Italian Royal Family. Awards and medals from international exhibitions and contests of the time emphasize why the name of Contratto has long been synonymous with prestige and quality in the world of sparkling wine.

Brand Story

Contratto was founded in 1867 by Giuseppe Contratto and the winery is known as the oldest producer of sparkling wine in Italy. In fact, the ""Metodo Classico"" 1919 Contratto Extra Brut was the first vintage sparkling wine ever made in the country.The winery has a long, distinguished history. At the turn of the 20th century, its wines were leaving Canelli for destinations all over the world (predominantly to royal houses), and Contratto was the personal supplier to the Vatican as well as to the Italian Royal Family. Awards and medals from international exhibitions and contests of the time emphasize why the name of Contratto has long been synonymous with prestige and quality in the world of sparkling wine.

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