Following a recipe handed down through generations, a local wine, Cesanese del Piglio, is the base for Gravino. Added to this is a complex fruit, made of predominantly wild cherries and botanical mix before the wine is filtered and then fortified with grappa.
Usually served chilled as an after-dinner drink, Gravino can also be used to garnish desserts and ice cream, or mixed with sparkling wine to create the Gravino Royale.
NOSE: Rich and earthy, with dark chocolate fruitiness to start. Brighter cherry fruit notes develop, with a rich almond accompaniment; flaked nuts and marzipan hints.
PALATE: Sweet and sticky cherries lead off on the palate, with woody spice and a touch of tannic dryness following. As the fruit begins to dissipate, a second wave of sweetness appears, with marzipan going head to head with the spice.
FINISH: Dark and sweet, becoming spicy.
COMMENT: A full-flavoured liqueur, with real fruit and an almond sweetness.