500ml Mirto (Summer Release)
Summer 2023 sees the return of my highly limited release Mirto digestivo. As a small producer, when seasonal ingredients become available I love to deliver small batches to my special customers.
Mirto is traditionally from the island of Sardinia, made from bitter myrtle berries (myrtus communis) and is served as a digestivo or over ice as an aperitivo.
A trip urban foraging with a Sardinian friend in Hobart started this summer tradition a few years ago. As far as we can tell this is the only Mirto commercially produced in Australia.
Our Tasmanian take on this popular liqueur includes myrtle berries picked in suburban Hobart and a mix of white sugar and Tasmanian Blue Gum honey for a depth of hearty sweetness.
Rich amethyst in colour and slightly cloudy from light filtration.
Lifted aromatics with the familiar hint of eucalyptus and honey.
Initial rich sweetness which is build upon by some drying tannin from the fruit skin. A deep fruit flavour with the distinctive balance of pine and luxe mulberry - once tried, it is unforgettable.
A wave of hearty sweetness dominates the back palate and finish from the Tassie bush honey.