Silvio Carta - Gin Giniu - Ginepro Sardo - 70cl

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Silvio Carta - Gin Giniu - Ginepro Sardo - 70cl

Silvio Carta - Gin Giniu - Ginepro Sardo - 70cl


 
    
            
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1 BOTTLE X 70cl. 

WOOD BOX.

Bottle size: 70 cl.

Alcohol content: 40%.

Aspect: transparent, clear. 

Scent: typical of Gin, with excellent recalls of Sardinian spontaneous herbs. 

Taste: thanks to its savoury taste, its delicateness and its softness, it is the purest expression of Gin. The essence of Sardinia is identified within it.


Beginning in 1946, just after the end of the Second World War, intense distillation activity developed in Sardinia. They were all smuggling distillations taking place outside in courtyards and generally during winter nights. At the time, law enforcement bodies could enter houses without the need for a warrant. Smelling the scent of the distillation process was enough and, if they were not allowed in, they could break the house door, seize all the equipment and arrest the abusive distiller. Despite the risk and the fear of being discovered, the inhabitants distilled everything the land had to offer, from light to regular wine and from pomaces to citrus fruits. In particular, the distillation involved the most representative products of the area in terms of quality and quantity: Vernaccia grape, Vernaccia wine and juniper cones. The product obtained through this distillation process was intended either for the trade market or for personal use. When selling the produce, names were chosen in order to identify the product but in a way that would not allow the law enforcement bodies to associate them with the illegal distillation. The Vernaccia distilled liquor was called filu ‘e ferru, the distilled wine abbardenti, the juniper distilled liquor GINIU, taking its name from the juniper plant called 'giniperu' in Sardinian dialect. The 'sale' of GINIU lasted until the beginning of the '60s. It was abandoned after then as it was much easier and practical to distill wine or pomaces that were also in more demand in the marketplace. In 2013, Elio thought that the correct name for the distilled liquor obtained from the juniper cones, considered one of the top 10 Italian Gins for its high quality, should be GINIU in onore della antica tradizione (GINIU in honour of its ancient tradition).

            
                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
BRANDSILVIO CARTA
SIZE70cl
CATEGORYGIN
NATIONALITYITALIA
REGIONSARDEGNA
            
                                                                                                                                                                                   
                        

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