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Select Aperitivo (700ml)

$32. 99
$395.88 Dozen
ABV: 17.5%
It seems almost every region of Italy has its preferred 'aperitivo', and in Venice, it's 'Select'. Created in 1920 by two brothers at the Pilla distillery in Venice, a city renowned for liquors, it's made by carefully blending, boiling and macerating 30 botanicals, including juniper berries and rhubarb roots; the juniper adds balsamic and floral notes, while the rhubarb contributes the required bitterness.

Select went on to become the star of the Venetian cocktail scene and a key ingredient in the original Venetian Spritz. The recipe is simple: 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Select, 1 part soda, one green olive and lots of ice. The result is a well balanced, bittersweet taste that's deliciously refreshing. In short, if you like Aperol, you should love this!

Tasting note: Crimson to ruby red. Fresh, pleasantly bitter aromas include rooty-dried herbal / potpouri-like notes as well as orange zest, grapefruit and sweeter hints of cranberry juice. Silky textured with delicately bittersweet citrus pith and peel flavours. Lighter and drier through the finish. Ends brisk, medium fresh, mildy bitter. 17.5% Alc./Vol.