Viere Hänte - Gin Tzòa - 50cl


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Viere Hänte - Gin Tzòa - 50cl

Viere Hänte - Gin Tzòa - 50cl

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1 BOTTLE X 50cl.

40% vol.



DESCRIPTION: Tzòa has an alcohol content of 40% vol, it is an artisan Distilled Gin produced with hand-picked botanicals and distilled with wisdom to give life to an astonishing product.

TASTING NOTE: Tzòa is a distilled botanical gin, splendidly crystalline in appearance but when moving the glass it presents an unsuspected density with an imperious, deep, extensive and very complex olfactory note in which one can find a number of unusual botanicals, among which emerge the orange, the hawthorn, the elderberry and the linden.

When tasted, Juniper releases all its importance becoming the basis on which all the other flavors are based: in the mouth it is long and persistent, softened by a natural sugar component that enhances all the various botanicals without debasing a vertical setting.
The empty glass explodes in an orilege of perfumes above which the juniper berry dominates, the true protagonist of a Gin Distilled.


When we started with the production of our first product we had an idea in mind: to accompany people on a journey to discover a territory, Lessinia, taking inspiration from its history and traditions through taste and through the language that for 1000 years is handed down, the Cimbro.

To put this idea into practice, the goal is to taste a local product, made with local botanicals that we have been able to appreciate and know since we were children, and at the same time learn a word of the Cimbrian language, which is increasingly in danger of disappearing.

If for the amaro the choice of the name was easy, in fact Amaro is said to be Hàntak, for the gin it was more complex. But given our passion for numbers and for puns with numbers, we decided to call our gin TZÒA, which means TWO: two because from the moment of its creation we understood that it would be the second product of a series ; two like the red eyes of the basilisk, the protagonist of our story, which if crossed risked making the unfortunates who find themselves in front of it stone.

Also in this case we wanted to link our product both as regards the visual aspect and as regards that linked to botanicals, to one of the stories of Lessinia, which the Cimbri used to hand down orally in the Filò, or when, on long winter evenings, women, children and men gathered in the stables, taking advantage of the warmth of the animals, to weave the wool.

The second folklore "character" is, as we have anticipated, the basilisk, also called biso galeto, an animal with the legs and crest of a rooster, the wings of a dragon and the creeping body like that of a snake that hid in the dark and most hidden ravines of the woods or vaj or even in the many karst caves that are present on the plateaus of Lessinia. The basilisk, whose birth according to the Cimbrian tradition took place every seven years, from a rooster's egg hatched by a toad, released flames and smoke from its mouth and nose, and its gaze had the power to stone anyone. .

The only way to be saved from this spell was to take a potion of herbs based on basil, a botanical that we also find in our gin.

So, similarly to amaro, a product that was created to exorcise a bitter year, symbolized by the witch, toasting with a potion containing rue and linden, even with gin you can exorcise the negative that you are experiencing, symbolized by the basilisk, toasting with a potion containing linden, basil and mountain ash.

The aba shown in the lower part of the label, which we have adapted from the stories handed down by the Cimbri, helps us to learn another aspect of Cimbrian folklore and popular beliefs: the basilisk represents a warning above all linked to the territory. In fact, his presence was hypothesized in dangerous or inhospitable places, where it was not appropriate to enter to avoid running into a being whose spell involved the complete petrification of the victim.

For example, it was said that in the Spluga della Preta, a karst cave that descends to a depth of 900 meters, with tunnels and tunnels, some of which have yet to be explored, the fantastic beings of the Cimbrian culture were hiding: on the label you can in fact see the basilisk that roams right near the opening of this cave.

Finally, analyzing TZÒA from a production point of view: it is a distilled gin which, while following the classic production method to be regulated, and