Liquore Nocino (Green Hazelnut Liqueur), Villa Zarri

Type: Liquore
ABV: 43.0%
Bottle Size: 50cl
About this Liquore

An ancient tradition in the territory of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Villa Zarri Nocino (Walnut) liqueur is produced according to an old family recipe. Rich, refined, aromatic and intense with a complex bouquet of walnut, liquorice, nutmeg and this lovely smokiness. To be enjoyed at the end of a meal or in the summer it is very nice with some ice cubes. In terms of food it works well with deserts of dried fruits, chocolate, and/or nuts.

The husks used are from organically grown walnuts which are gathered, in compliance with traditions, on 24th June, that is Saint John’s Day, when they have become ripe, but their woody shell has not developed yet. At this point walnuts are cut into 4 slices by means of large scissors and then macerated in good-quality 95° alcohol with added cloves, cinnamon sticks, sugar and water. The infusion is macerated for approximately 60 days, and every day it is stirred manually by means of a wooden stick. At the end of the infusion period, Nocino rests for at least one year in a steel container, then is filtered and bottled.