Vecchia Romagna‘s new Riserva 18 release captures 18 years of pure emotion with an expertly selected blend of spirits aged for a minimum of 18 years in precious French oak barrels and large Slavonian oak casks. It is refined in barrels that have previously been used to make the prestigious Italian red wine, Amarone della Valpolicella.
The fourth release from the world-renowned Italian Brandy producers, Riserva 18 features a smooth and sophisticated flavour profile with yellow candied fruit blends and spicy notes of cinnamon, pimento and cloves on the palate, together with complex notes of walnut leaf, newly dried tobacco leaf, coffee, and fortified wines such as madeira. Ethereal hints of dried fruit dominate the nose along with bold notes of walnut and fig.
The wine from which the brandy is made is expressed in notes recalling sherry, port, and marsala and the Amarone della Valpolicella finish underlines the distillate’s structure and balance with notes of wine, and a tannic touch.
An Italian brown spirit infused with the passion, craftsmanship and savoir-faire of the Maestro who makes it, Vecchia Romagna brings its drinker on a sensory journey where they are encouraged to truly savour the moment and live the emotions it evokes to their fullest potential.
“The last eighteen years have perfected this incredible blend of outstanding spirits, refined so uniquely by Amarone della Valpolicella barrels,” says Master Blender, Antonio Zattoni. “We have been honoured to finish our brandy in wood of such renown, which has imparted its intense flavours so richly into the liquid.”
“The creation of Riserva 18 is our latest celebration of Italy’s reverence for tradition, culture and innovation, which spans over distilling, blending and ageing, alongside the expert Italian craftsmanship showcased in the beautiful bottle and regal presentation box design. We believe this release sets a new gold standard for Vecchia Romagna and Italian brandy alike.”
Vecchia Romagna Riserva 18 is presented in the brand’s iconic triangular bottle, representing the three key elements of its trademark production: mastery, perfection and craftsmanship. It is encased within a midnight blue, custom-designed presentation box, embellished with the brand’s signature design in embossed silver. A certificate stating the unique serial number of the bottling is included in each box, which will go from 1-5000 for this first release. Riserva 18 is now available at selected retailers across the United Kingdom for a suggested retail price of £130.00.