Product of: Italy
Produced by the Francoli Distillery in Italy's beautiful Lake District of Piemonte, Fratello is made from toasted hazelnuts and infusions of cocoa, vanilla berries and elderflowers.
Hazelnuts from Piemonte are toasted and soaked in a solution of alcohol and water to create a hazelnut infusion, part of which is distilled. A distillate of cocoa is also used in the final infusion, with vanilla berries and elderflowers, which is filtered and then blended with alcohol, water, sugar and acacia honey (produced by bees from the vineyards owned by the Francoli family). Finally caramel is added to produce Fratello's bright amber colour.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 28/07/2014
Clear, pale amber-yellow.
Pungent toasted hazelnuts with acorns, buttered popcorn and cheesecake base nose.
Sweet but not cloying. Popcorn, toasted hazelnuts, light honey lightly burnt toast, cacao powder, sweet vanilla and mild peppery spice.
Buttery popcorn, hazelnut, mocha coffee and cocoa powder.