Immersed in the morning fog on the road that runs along the lakeside of Lake Maggiore, through Ranco and Uponne, where the white blanket sails remain suspended in mid-air in the early hours of light, or coming the other way from Lisanza and Sesto Calende. The first image of Angera is the wonderful lakeside of boats and extensions of fields that on non-working days become joyful festive picnics and an oasis of children and laughter.
The lake, the road, the houses facing it, some bearing the memory of the ancient profiles of farmers and fishermen, mansions with small arches, irregular walls, courtyards with tufts of grass between. Art Nouveau villas in the resort of the nineteenth century bourgeoisie, tt dominates everything. It is impossible not catch it at first glance, the muscular tonnage of Rocca. Immediately you feel the ancient separation between men of the lake, fishermen, workers sweat and toil, and those of power.
Between the eighteenth and nineteenth century 10,000 hectares of land planted with vines were damaged drastically by phylloxera, the lethal bug that destroys the roots of plants. It was through this devastating time that our tradition was born, and the craft and passion of a great Italian dynasty of distillers arose, Rossi D’Angera.
Liquor made from Moscato d'Asti aged Grappa and natural peach juice. Crisp and firm flesh, peaches are harvested by expert hands who choose only the fruits arrived at the perfect point of ripeness. Our work still preserves the scents and aromas of peaches, with an alcohol content not exceeding 30% vol.
$540/Case of 6
Lago Maggiore is one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy: an area rich in history, scenic views, majestic stately villas, hidden beauties to explore, sunny shores and a generous mild climate. It is the territory where the 5 generations of Rossi d’Angera distillers produced their own distilled notes, giving the traditions and flavours of this land for 170 years. From this feeling of belonging the Amaro di Lago Maggiore was born in the late 1800’s. This traditional alpine herbal liqueur is obtained thanks to the infusion in a hydro-alcoholic solution of herbs, roots and tangerine peel. It is an enjoyable, peaceful bitterness, with a moderately sweet aftertaste: it can be appreciated even by the most demanding palates.
$360.00/Case of 6
The mythical drink gentian inspired by French custom of consuming liquor made from this herb. It has a loyal consumer terraced and in love. Time passes but their love remains. For this we always do it the same way, without ever daring to change his original recipe even one iota. Only alcohol and root parts of gentian lutea.
$450.00/Case of 6 *1 litre
This gin distillery was founded in 1847 under the medieval fortress of Angera, on the shores of Lake Maggiore. “Created with an exclusive recipe, we have filled countless pages of recipes and tests to try and create a gin that captured our terroir and Lago Maggiore. Than at a moment when we took in the scent and taste of our final attempt, we realized that we would be linked forever.”
We placed Juniper from the Alps and Piedmont cherries for distinction while strictly using natural alcohol obtained from grains. The water of course from the glaciers of the Alps, local botanicals, herbs and flowers that are born in the bounty of Lake Maggiore