This exciting aperitif has been produced from a Central Otago Pinot Gris wine base combined with a secret blend of 16 botanicals sourced by Terra Sancta including kanuka, horopito, rosehip, elderberry, yarrow, thyme, sage, hawthorne & artichoke. It's been lightly fortified (it weighs in at 18.5%) but dances gracefully across the palate with waves of refreshing botannical flavours underpinned by an Aperol-esque bitter orange base.
Any comparisons to Aperol have to end there though as this Aperitivo clearly operates on a whole new level. It is just such a wonderfully fresh and vibrant drink and we can tell you from experience that is it sure to steal the show when you next have friends over and you're out to impress. We love it served straight up over ice with some orange peel and fresh mint, but other serving suggestions are detailed below.
Country: New Zealand
Terra Sancta aperitivo
Appealing cherry red colour, with a subtle spicy nose. Well balanced with hints of cinnamon and the New Zealand botanicals. Opens up nicely with ice or sparkling water. Most enjoyable, the perfect summer drink to share.