Noveis Antico Amaro
The Francoli family have been distilling since 1875 when Louis William Francoli first fired up a rudimentary still in his home in Valtellina. His descendants went on to establish their distillery in Ghemme in 1951. Distillerie Francoli remains to this day a family-owned-and-operated business. Over the decades the Francoli family have gained fame for the quality of their grappa and liqueurs, but what is less appreciated is the family’s ethical approach to the environment. Francoli was certified a carbon neutral distillery in 2006, leading the fray of environmentally-conscious distilleries.
This unique Amaro is based on bitter aromatic mountain herbs found at the foothills of the Alps. Made in Piedmont since the early 1960s with a neutral spirit base distilled from molasses, an infusion of over a dozen botanicals takes place, including gentian root, wormwood, yarrow, genepi, nutmeg, anise, cinchona, rhubarb, sweet and bitter orange, and more. The amaro is then aged in oak barrels before being bottled at 24% ABV.