Poživljajoča pijača, namenjena vsem, ki imate radi osvežilne vinske koktejle, vendar jih ne želite mešati sami! Bar Royal ponuja razkošje s kar šestimi eksotičnimi okusi. Steklenice so zaprte z naravnim zamaškom iz plute.Namig: postrezite v širokem kozarcu za ledom!
The golden madame is the oldest apéritif of the range. Ready and at your service, all year long. She’s the heart of Lillet and will melt yours!Close your eyes & smell the flowers.Then, taste the aromas of candied oranges, honey, pine resin & exostic fruits.Long aromas that will last to the end of your journey – until the next one begins of course!
The original MARTINI, and our first love. When Luigi Rossi blended local botanicals to craft this scarlet-hued vermouth, he created an indisputable icon. While the exact recipe remains a closely guarded secret, this sweet vermouth’s intensely herbal character is the result of blending carefully chosen wines with a complex selection of Italian herbs, including sage, savory and dittany, and bitter-sweet exotic woods.
If you are also a lover of aromatised wine, you already know that this is a wine with added fruits, spices, herbs and flowers, acids and extracts obtained by maceration of aromatic plants or their parts, most often wormwood.
You probably already also know that although we often speak of floral, fruity notes in a wine, in this particular case, these flavours were subsequently artificially added to the wine by the producers.
As we witness the era of the awakening of aromatised wines, it is high time we explained why aromatised wines are so special and – most importantly – which one to choose.
You can always use health or Hippocrates as an excuse!
Aromatised wines are nothing new, as they are said to have originated in Ancient Greece. Some even believe that they were invented by Hippocrates himself, who mixed wine with real wormwood and other spices, all for health purposes!
If you think you have never tried aromatised wine before, think again – have you ever tried, say, Hugo? Martini? Or pampered yourself with a cocktail like Manhattan? Well, then you have.
Types of aromatised wine
Besides the aforementioned addition of aromas and other ingredients, grape must and/or alcohol, colourings and sugars may be added to aromatised wines.
In Slovenia we have three main categories of aromatised wine:
● aromatised wine (e.g. vermouth),
● aromatised wine-based drinks (e.g. sangria and mulled wine),
● aromatised cocktails from wine products.
The king of all aromatised wines – vermouth
Vermouth is the most commonly used aromatised wine, as it is used in cocktails and famous commercial brands such as Martini, which are used all over the world. It can be dry or sweet, red, white, pink or orange. Herbs, peels and spices are traditionally added to it.
In addition to vermouth, the most popular aromatised wines include the French Lillet Blanc, the Italian aperitif Americano, usually served with soda, and Quinquina, a Spanish aromatised wine.
How to drink aromatised wine
Aromatised wines are most often used in cocktails such as Martini, Negroni or Manhattan, but if you are not exactly a fan of these, you can also enjoy quality aromatised wine on its own or with a little soda or tonic. Lillet Blanc, a French aromatised wine made from Bordeaux wines, for example, is often served poured over ice, garnished with orange peel. Its alcohol level is 17%, and after a sip you will detect exceptional summer flavours, such as citrus.
Compared to the taste of white vermouth, Lillet’s flavours are much softer and much more reminiscent of wine. It is drunk chilled (6 to 8 °C) or with ice, and the French most often indulge in it on its own. Have a glass midweek after work, decorated with orange or lemon peel – just like the French, who know very well how to enjoy life.
There are also glasses on the market that are made especially for this aromatised wine (at first glance, they resemble glasses for red/white wine). They are intended primarily for connoisseurs who wish to turn their enjoyment of aromatised wine into a very special experience for all the senses.
What does a real French Lillet Blanc taste like?
If you are interested in the taste of the famous Lillet Blanc, find it in our store and pamper yourself with a delivery right to your home terrace. But while you await its arrival, we will tell you this much: Lillet Blanc aromatised wine has a fruity flavour, contains sauvignon blanc and semillon wine and various fruits. The perfect choice for spring afternoons and summer evenings in the best company!