Bottega Gold is a Prosecco DOC, obtained by the vinification of Glera grapes. The elegance, freshness and liveliness of its bubbles stem from the beauty and tradition of its territory, where unmistakable panoramas are shaped by vineyards. Soft, harmonious and elegant, with a slim body and with lively yet balanced acidity. Color and Appearance: Bright, straw yellow, fine and persistent perlage. Bouquet: Typical and refined with fruity (green apples, pear, citrus fruits) and floral (white flowers, acacia, wisteria and lily of the valley) notes, sage and spices in the finish. Taste:
Soft, harmonious and elegant, with a slim body and with lively yet balanced acidity. ABV: 11%
It is a creamy liqueur, pleasantly sweet and with a moderate alcohol content, characterized by an intense aroma of pistachio. Pistachios are the fruit of a plant native of the Middle East, now growing spontaneously on the Sicilian volcano Mount Etna. They have always been renowned for their nutritional properties. Pistachios, exclusively harvested in Sicily, are processed according to a traditional method and turned into a paste which preserves all their precious organoleptic characteristics. The paste is then expertly mixed with alcohol, water and sugar, creating a creamy, round, velvety liqueur with an intense an inebriating aroma of Sicilian pistachios. With a final touch of grappa, Pistacchio Bottega gains a particular aromaticity, making it unique and unmistakable.
ABV: 17%. Lactose-free: No milk is contained in this liqueur, which can therefore be enjoyed if intolerant to milk proteins or lactose.
Il Vino dei Poeti Valdobbiadene Superiore is a Prosecco DOCG, obtained by the vinification in white of grapes grown on the hills near Treviso, between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Harmonious, elegant and balanced; on the palate, it is made soft by sugar residues, while also being dry thanks to its lively acidity. ABV: 11.5%
It is a creamy liqueur, pleasantly sweet and with a moderate alcohol content, characterized by an intense aroma of raspberry. Raspberries, with an intense red color and their sweet taste with a sour hint, are macerated in water and alcohol for a few days. Subsequent distilling leads to a completely natural substance, rich in the typical aromas of this fragrant berry. The addition of a milk cream creates a pleasantly soft texture, which caresses the palate and enhances the typical and delicate taste of the berries. With a final touch of grappa, Raspberry Bottega gains a particular aromaticity, making it unique and unmistakable. ABV: 15%
Bottega Stardust is a Prosecco DOC, obtained by the vinification of Glera grapes, grown on the Treviso hills. It is a product of immediate visual impact, as the green glass of the traditional bottle is entirely covered by a galaxy of crystals. The effect “stardust” makes especially shining the moment of the aperitif and of the toast. The front of the bottle is free from crystals and reproduces by subtracting the sinuous Bottega logo that marks all bubbles of the company. The packaging is completed by an elegant cardboard box. Harmonious, elegant, persistent; good balance between the rich texture and pleasant mineral notes. ABV: 11%
A special sampling set from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, investigating the affect of barley type on the flavour of whisky. The set contains 200ml bottles of whisky distilled from organic barley, Bere barley – an ancient variety known for its spicy character – and Islay barley – grown just miles from the distillery. Bruichladdich are all about terroir, and this gives a fascinating insight into how changes to one of the key ingredients of whisky can ripple through the whole whisky-making process.
Appearance: Golden honey. Nose: At full strength, heady, nose prickle, pear drops and tightly integrated heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes. Enticing. Intriguing. With a little water, still harmonious but less pronounced, allowing some malt-cereal, soft, spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke to appear. Body: Soft, pleasing, medium. Palate: Palate Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water. Finish: Quite short. Some lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.
Colour: Very deep crimson robe, brilliant with violet tinges. Nose: Fruity-spicy nose, complex, with aromas of cherry. Palate: Fleshy mouth, balanced, persistent with notes of black fruit and vanilla. Recommendations: Grilled red meat, matured cheeses, chocolate desserts. Wooden Gift Box also turns into a wine rack!
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