Batò Sicilian Amaro
Aromatic, Balanced, Balsamic, Round, velvety
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
In 1895, Oscar Despagne, a French liquorist, arrived in Sicily by ship, or by “batò” as he loved to say, to work with the Pellegrino family on the production of the liqueur…
Batò is a deep brown liqueur, rich with balsamic and aromatic scents typical of the Mediterranean maquis. Evident notes of bitter oranges, mint, cocoa, licorice and toasted coffee.
On the palate it is balanced, mainly bitter, velvety and round, with sweet but not sickly notes. An excellent digestive, it has a clean and long finish.
It can be served cold, on the rocks or at room temperature, it is excellent with ricotta pastries, vanilla ice-cream.
Perfect after meals or digestive, it scans your moments of relax during the day.
Ideal also to prepare cocktails. A delicious and fresh cocktail is made of 1/3 Amaro Pellegrino, 2/3 tonic water and ice cubes. Serve cool in a tumbler that can contain also one or two ice cubes.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/