That's right Spritz fans, the all-organic bitter rhubarb aperitivo is here, and our natural wine loving friends are certainly enjoying a splash of this chemical-free alternative in their pet-nat: see for yourselves!
Rondò can already be found at these hot spots:
But our pals at Geronimo Restaurant, Launceston, are particularly fond of what Rondò can do to elevate the simple Spritz Cocktail:
The Aperol Spritz is and always has be one of the quintessential aperitivo beverages. Heck, we sell quite a lot of them every week. However, our friend Gus from Spirit People stopped by recently to show off a new product that has us all a little excited.
Rondo Aperitivo is a 100 per cent organic competitor to Aperol, so you can argue it's better for your body and the environment - but actually we just think it tastes really, really good. Rondo is made in a family-owned distillery in the small town of Appiano, located in northern Italy, the epicentre of Europe's apple farms.
Just like any Aperitivo, Rondo is versatile and can be drunk by itself or mixed with other flavours. Today Gus was kind enough to give us an example of Rondo's potential with his own twist of an Italian classic.
45ml Rondo Aperitivo
60ml Sparkling Wine
2 Drops of Sloe Bitters
Serve over ice and garnish with orange and strawberry
Thank you to Gus for his time.
No, thank you guys.
Cheers! And here is a cheers to putting on the spritz.
From a long family tradition of distilling by the Walcher family of Appiano, Rondó organic rhubarb aperitivo is meticulously created to be the greatest new base ingredient in your next spritz cocktail. Without artificial flavours or colours, Rondó shows a whole lot of natural fruit sweetness that blends perfectly with the crisp acidity of a dry prosecco or the funkiness of a pet-nat and leaves a delightful bitterness dancing over the back of the tongue.
All-natural, all-summer, as seen at The Broadsheet Restaurant, This Must Be The Place, Dead Ringer, Bar Brosé, Embla, Neighbourhood Wine and other places where fresh ideas and great ingredients are celebrated.
Style: Bitter Liqueur
Producer: Walcher Gutsbrennerei
Region: Sud Tirol/Alto Adige, Italy
Ingredients: Neutral spirit distilled onsite from organic grapes infused with extracts from organic herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables.
Agriculture: Organic with no artificial colours or flavours
Distillation: Complex distillation and blending of distillates
Filtration: Spirit is neutral and stabilised before blending with extracts for colour and flavour.
Mutability: No red food colouring so colour may show signs of fading 2 years post-manufacture. We import tight quantities in chilled containers to maintain freshness.
Strength: 15% ABV
Spirited away. We thought "sex on the beach" would be too much at this time of the day and we opted for a spritz on the beach, a really good one! Rondo' (organic aperol like) & Orsi Pignoletto Sui lieviti. Fizzy tasty drink in fizzy water. QLD get into it! #Rondo' Organic spritz # better than swimming at Noma #allegro