Cappelletti Vino Aperitivo Americano Rosso
ITALY (17% ABV) 750ml
The Aperitivo Cappelletti, endearingly known to locals as just “Specialino”, may be the oldest style of the classic red bitter still in production. Unlike its larger commercial rivals, Cappelletti is less sweet and has a wonderful drying finish. Additionally, it still uses natural carmine color for a crimson red and retains a vinous texture from its wine base. It offers a vibrant and flavorful profile, complemented by bitter undertones on a traditional wine base. This yields a Negroni or Spritz that is dry and refreshing in the finish. It is made just outside of Trento in Alto Adige by the Cappelletti family, who also produce a number of other exceptional aperitivi and amari.
This is our go-to aperitif for spritzes and a great replacement for Campari.
Tasting note: Bright ruby red. Mildly bitter and herbaceous scents of gentian, grapefruit and later hints of cherry cola. Soft, semi sweet entry leads into a gently bittersweet profile with ripe grapefruit and sweet oregano. Ends delicately bitter, earthy and balanced. Like Campari, but more accessible.