Veneto & Sicily, Italy
This Limoncino from Bottega is produced from an infusion of the 'Femminello' lemon peel. This cultivar which is widespread in Italy and characterised by a peel with a thin grain and high quality essential oils. This variety of lemon is called 'Femminello' because of the fertility of the plant, which flowers all year round. It is very sensitive to the cold, but quite resistant to high temperatures, it is capable of providing constant production. The lemons are grown naturally and untreated in area with a warm dry climate and a draining soil rich in gravel, sand and peat. Lemons are picked at the peak of ripeness, washed and peeled by hand, removing the pith and only selecting the yellow peel which is rich in essential oils. The lemon peels are infused in alcohol for about 30 days. This allows the extraction of the aromatic and colouring substances. The liquid is then separated from the peel. Finally, sugar and high quality grappa is added, making this limoncino unique and unmistakable.
Colour and appearance: Lemon Yellow.
Nose: Intense aroma of ripe lemons.
Taste: sweet, full, juicy with hints of citrus.
Perfect served as an addition to an aperitif, excellent as an after dinner drink, it also goes well with ice-creams, sorbets and fresh fruit salads.