Elisir Novasalus Vino Amaro Digestivo Alto Adige
Perhaps the most earnest of digestivi, Elisir Novasalus is revered in Alto Adige and regions beyond. Made by an Erboristeria (master of botanicals) and trader in wines, it combines in a six-month process the plants from the surrounding high alps (Alto Adige) with a dry Marsala and a unique tree sap of Sicily. The resulting amaro is bold, bitter and exceptionally complex, with layers upon layers of flavor. Famously comforting after a large meal.
While not traditionally mixed, it is nicely followed by a small glass of sparkling wine. Unrivalled in its palate effect, it makes for a perfect finish to a meal. Traditionally, Novasalus was never mixed; however, a drop, dash or drizzle adds remarkable complexity to drinks with sweeter profiles. When drinking Novasalus, the real fun is after the first sip. The acidity of the Marsala base washes over the palate, bringing herbal and ginger notes with it. Every sip is different; this digestivo draws drinkers in rather than putting them to sleep.