Ratafià: "Elisir d'Abruzzo"
The ratafià or ratafia seems to have its origins in ancient Rome where wine, believed to be the drink of the Gods, was tasted together with various fruits to increase its aphrodisiac power. According to other sources, the term ratafià derives from the Latin “rata fiat” from which the term “ratified” with the meaning “decide” evidently alluding to drinking this liqueur as a seal of a verbal contract, a substitute for the most common handshake. Gabriele D’Annunzio called it “the elixir of Abruzzo” praising its sweetness and aphrodisiac qualities. In summer many Abruzzese families produce ratafià according to ancient recipes passed down from generation to generation.
- Origin : Italy
- Taste : Fruity
- Alcohol content : 18% vol
- How to serve : temperature 16°C
- Ingredients : Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC wine, pure alcohol, invert sugar, black cherry
- Allergens : contains sulfites
Our Ratafià liqueur is produced in an artisanal way without the use of preservatives or flavors, we use the organic black cherries grown on the farm at 350 meters above sea level in the high Abruzzese hill and an excellent Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine. The black cherries are harvested and selected by hand in the period of maximum ripeness and macerated in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine, subsequently with the addition of alcohol and a small amount of sugar, necessary to ensure an exceptional balance of smells and flavors, it is created this tasty nectar. The hints of red fruit typical of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo go perfectly with black cherries, the aftertaste of bitter almond is perceived on the finish and is a real delight for the palate. The liqueur is balanced also as regards sweetness, never cloying, enticing those who taste it to the next sip.
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