While popular today throughout Italy, the "Spritz", a drink combination of this red aperitif with a sparkling wine and/or soda and a slice of orange, shares a history with Cappelletti in the Triveneto. Cappelletti, the venerable 4th generation creator of this product and numerous other aperitivi and amari, is situated in the heart of the Dolomites near Trento. Legend has it that during the time of WWI, soldiers of the Austrian Empire would order the spritz to enliven and add depth to the local bubbly. This soon became a specialty of the region. Indeed the the Aperitivo Cappelletti is also called "Specialino" and may be the oldest of its style still in production. It offers a vibrant and flavorful profile, complimented by bitter undertones on a traditional wine base.
Pleasant dry finish from a traditional wine base, Yields a less sweet, more balanced Negroni or Americano.
Did You Know? - The story of the “Spritz” we commonly see in Italy today shares a history with Cappelletti in the Triveneto. This drink is most typically a combination of a red bitter with wine, soda, and a slice of orange. Cappelletti is a true ace for wine-and-beer licensees. A Spritz ramps up the appetite at lower pour-cost than wine-by-the-glass. For beer bars, Cappelletti combines well with French farmhouse ales or Radler-type beers for intense refreshment. The acidity from Cappelletti’s wine base makes a Negroni drier, and more drying, on the palate, which stimulates the appetite and promotes food and wine sales.
Spirit Type: Imported Aperitifs/Vermouth/Digestifs