Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto Review And Tasting Notes
Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto is an excellent liqueur: sweet and velvety on the palate, full of delicate aromas that unfold with finesse and spontaneity. Smelling it is like walking in a garden where citrus plants and flower bushes alternate, creating an aromatic labyrinth of touching lightness.
As soon as you take the bottle in your hand, it’s love at first sight. The shape, the quality of the details, the print and the graphics are impeccably elegant. Everything has been studied in detail and denotes careful attention. Even the very heaviness of the bottle suggests that you are dealing with a fabric product.
But we are interested in the bottle’s contents, not just the aesthetics. Of course, rest assured that the bottle’s contents do not disappoint, but we focused on the purely aesthetic aspect to make you understand that this project was born with a particular purpose and an end that goes beyond the sale.
It is a product created to enhance exquisitely Italian aromas and flavors, as the tremendous Italian liquor tradition dictates, and help bartenders in their work, offering a highly adaptable liqueur. You can serve it with a drop of tonic or soda and a little grapefruit juice or directly in the glass with Champagne or rocky sparkling wines like Trentodoc, but you can also add a sweet and floral touch to your cocktails.
We proposed the Negroni Bianco recipe made with St. Germain and we did it again with the Italiacus. This time with Italicus rosolio and the result was terrific. The Italicus is much more delicate than the French liqueur, less overbearing, so you can also dare with a Gin Plymouth, which is beautifully imbued with earthy notes.
Two other great cocktails to try with Italicus are the White Lady and the French 75. Especially the last one is amazing: the union of Champagne and gin is the ideal launching pad to enhance the ethereal notes of the liqueur, adding the finesse and sapidity of sparkling wine and the resinous gin’s charge.
Rosolio is a sweet liqueur, so you can safely use it instead of maraschino and sugar syrup; remembering (in the last case) to balance the alcohol content of the drink, because it is light, but we are talking about 20 degrees of alcohol.
Let’s be honest. We liked it a lot, both for its candor, measure, and nostalgic charm.
The bouquet is fruity on the right, fleshy, but well balanced by the storm of citrus and flowers. Chamomile and slightly harsher notes reminiscent of verbena and ginger. In the background, lemon balm a
On the palate, it is docile and warm, sweet without ever tiring, thanks to the underlying freshness that innervates the sip, pushing it towards a slightly pungent finish.
It is a liqueur that does not want to overdo it and has a well-defined aesthetic goal. It does not pose as an Eau de perfume. It does not want to amaze you with an explosive and glowing saraband of fragrances.
You will not find millions of distant calls and echoes. No, aromatically, it is immaculate, clear in its quest for precision.
Especially in this period of “Renaissance” courage, where everyone wants to offer liqueurs, gins and vermouths flavored or produced with the most extreme botanicals, this quiet elegance has positively surprised us.