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Montenegro Amaro

Montenegro Amaro

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Unveiling the Mystery: A Deep Dive into Montenegro Amaro


For those seeking an after-dinner digestif that goes beyond the ordinary, Montenegro Amaro stands out as a captivating herbal liqueur. Steeped in history and boasting a complex flavour profile, this Italian amaro offers a delightful exploration for the curious drinker. At The General Wine, we're passionate about unearthing the hidden gems of the drinks world, and Montenegro Amaro is certainly one such treasure.

A Legacy Brewed in Botanicals

Hailing from Bologna, Italy, Montenegro Amaro boasts a rich heritage dating back to 1885. Originally christened Elisir Lungavita (Elixir of Long Life), its name was later changed to honour the marriage of Princess Elena of Montenegro to King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy. This unique liqueur is a secret blend of 40 botanicals, including:

  • Citrus peels: Orange, lemon, and tangerine peels lend a vibrant zestiness to the amaro.
  • Herbs: Aromatic herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage contribute to the earthy and herbaceous character.
  • Spices: Hints of warming spices like cloves and cinnamon add a touch of complexity.
  • Floral notes: Delicate floral notes, possibly from lavender or rose, add a touch of elegance.
  • Vanilla: A touch of vanilla bean provides a smooth and balanced finish.

This meticulous selection of botanicals undergoes an undisclosed maceration process, where they are steeped in alcohol to extract their flavours and aromas. The resulting infusion is then filtered and sweetened, creating the final amaro we know and love.

A Symphony of Flavours: A Detailed Tasting Experience

Montenegro Amaro presents a captivating interplay of flavours that unfolds in stages.

  • Nose: Upon first whiff, a burst of citrus zest greets the nose, followed by a gentle wave of herbal notes like rosemary and thyme. Hints of vanilla and warming spices peek through, creating a complex and inviting aroma.
  • Palate: The initial sip delivers a burst of sweetness, quickly countered by a delightful bitterness from the botanicals. The citrus character shines through, balanced by earthy herbs and subtle floral notes. The touch of vanilla emerges on the mid-palate, creating a smooth and rounded texture.
  • Finish: The finish is long and lingering, with the bitterness gradually fading to reveal a hint of sweetness and a warming sensation from the alcohol.

The Art of Serving Montenegro Amaro

Traditionally enjoyed as a digestif after a meal, Montenegro Amaro's versatility extends beyond the after-dinner course. Here are some ways to experience this delightful amaro:

  • Neat: Pour a chilled shot of Montenegro Amaro (around 50ml) into a small glass and savour it slowly to appreciate the full complexity of its flavour profile.
  • On the Rocks: For a slightly more relaxed experience, serve Montenegro Amaro over ice. The dilution mellows the bitterness slightly while still allowing the flavours to shine through.
  • Cocktails: Montenegro Amaro adds a unique twist to classic cocktails. Explore recipes like the "Montenegro Spritz" (Montenegro Amaro, prosecco, soda water) or the "Black Manhattan" (Montenegro Amaro, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth).

Food Pairings for a Perfect Harmony

Montenegro Amaro's unique flavour profile makes it a versatile pairing partner for various foods. Here are some suggestions:

  • Cheese: Pair it with strong cheeses like blue cheese, Gorgonzola, or aged cheddar. The sweetness of the amaro cuts through the richness of the cheese, creating a delightful contrast.
  • Chocolate: The bitterness of the amaro complements the sweetness of dark chocolate beautifully.
  • Fruits: Enjoy Montenegro Amaro with fresh seasonal fruits like oranges, pears, or berries. The amaro's citrus notes enhance the natural sweetness of the fruit.
  • Desserts: A touch of Montenegro Amaro drizzled over ice cream or a decadent chocolate cake adds a delightful complexity to the dessert.

In Conclusion

Montenegro Amaro is a captivating exploration for the adventurous drinker. Its intricate blend of botanicals offers a symphony of flavours, making it a welcome addition to any well-stocked bar. At The General Wine, we invite you to discover the magic of Montenegro Amaro and embark on your own flavour journey. Let our knowledgeable staff guide you through the world of amari and help you find the perfect bottle to tantalise your taste buds.


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