Legend says that the walnut husks needed for Nocino need to be picked on the day of San Giovanni. Don Ciccio follows the same tradition by starting their hand-harvesting process on June 24th. Their Nocino macerates for 8 months and is then aged in steel vats for 3 months.
Don Ciccio & Figli Nocino (58 proof)
Visual: Dark nutty brown.
Nose: Baking spice, ginger cake, and cinnamon.
Taste: Light in body, sweet and spicy with a warm, rich walnut overtone. The spice blend is intensely forward and lingers for a long time, while the nuttiness fades fairly quickly. But, at the very end, a definite walnut flavor comes out leaving no doubt that this is a Nocino.
Finish: Medium long with a lot of warming ginger and cinnamon spice.
Overall: Try this as a shot instead of the typical German digestif. Very nice also in tiki-style drinks as an alternative to allspice or pimento drams.
GSN Rating: A
For more information go to: Don Ciccio e Figgli