The Blackthorn (or sloe) ripens in late September and is harvested after the first frost, as this makes the taste of the fruit harmonious. The sloe spirit meets the nose with intense almond marzipan notes, and slight hints of dry hay and plum. To the palate it is full-bodied with marzipan, fruity and long lasting.
Flavour: Medium, Round, Full-bodied
Organoleptic deion: marzipan
Recommended with: It fits perfectly with nuts and Christmas cookies.
Occasion: After Dinner, Gift idea
Awards: 2015 - DLG Gold
The Roner distillery in Tramin is one of the best known and most renowned distilleries in South Tyrol and in the whole of Italy. The company was founded in 1946 by Gottfried Roner and is now run in the third generation by the sisters Karin and Gudrun Roner.
The distillery specialises in the production of fine spirits and liqueurs high-quality, regional ingredients. The Roner distillery is particularly well known for its fruit brandies, which are made the ripe fruits of the surrounding orchards. These include apples, pears, plums and apricots.
In addition to fruit brandies and liqueurs, the Roner distillery also offers a wide range of grappas, including varieties such as Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Lagrein. The grappas are made the pomace residues of grapes grown in the surrounding vineyards.
The Ron distillery attaches great importance to the gentle and sustainable production of its products. For example, only fully ripe fruits are used and the use of artificial flavours and colourings is completely avoided. The company also relies on environmentally friendly processes and technologies in production.
The high quality standards of the Roner distillery have already received several awards. For example, the company received the coveted title of "Distillery of the Year" and was awarded numerous gold medals at international spirits competitions.
The Ron distillery is not only popular with gourmets and spirits lovers, but also with tourists visiting the region. The company regularly offers guided tours of the distillery, where visitors can gain an insight into the production of the fine drops and also taste them.
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