Contratto Fernet

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Contratto Fernet

75cl | 30% ABV | Italy

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Based on the original Contratto recipe from the 1920s, Fernet is a type of amaro that's perfect for use as a digestif. Expect herbal notes and strong anise, fennel and spiced notes to come through.

You can use Fernet as the base of something like the Negroni, or mix it with cola - but serve it up on it's own over the rocks and you'll see that lemon balm, mint and juniper are all clear before the anise and fennel warm the finish.

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About this product

Fernet is made using 33 different herbs and spices which include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and especially saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits (grappa), caramelised sugar and caramel colouring.

Contratto was founded in 1867 by Giuseppe Contratto, with the first Vermouth released in 1890s. In 2011, it was acquired by the Rivetti family who have helped restore much of the brand's former glory.

The winery has a long, distinguished history - at one point Contratto was the personal supplier to the Vatican as well as to the Italian Royal Family. Their historic cathedral cellars are now even designated a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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