When Luxardo marasco cherries are harvested at the beginning of every summer, they are put in alcoholic infusion in larch-wood vats together with some leaves and branches of the same trees for up to three years.
When ready, both the liquid and the solid parts are distilled in traditional copper pot stills, separating the heart from heads and tails. Only the heart of the distillate is then allowed to mature in ash-wood vats. The last process consists in transforming the distillate in liqueur by adding a simple syrup of water and sugar lowering the ABV to 32%.
Crystal clear in color, Luxardo Maraschino boasts of aromas that are typical of maraschino cherry distillate with strong alcohol spirit and roasted nuttiness, while the taste results smooth but sharp at the same time with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and orange marmalade.
Notes: Sweet and Sour, medium-bodied. Aromas and flavors of cherry, dark chocolate, vanilla and orange marmalade. Pairings: Fruit cake, duck breast, dark chocolate Serving Suggestion: Neat or mixed into your favorite cocktail Region: Italy Alcohol Content: 32%