First Wine Aperitif with SaffronOctober 2010 - Saffroni Aperitivo enters the market
Spice with its divers tastes and colours encourages our appetite and makes the food much more enjoyable. „Saffron beats the gold“, or it is also said that saffron makes our wallets down-and-out. It´s not just an empty phrase but it is the reality. This spice, Crocus Savitus, comes from the western part of Asia and is found among most expensive spice types, being even more expensive than precious metals. Actually, the gastronomy values it more than truffles. For one kilo of saffron you pay nowadays nearly 15,000 Euro. And why is this so? Saffron is found rarely and its soft red stigmas are being picked only by hands. More than 160 thousand flowers are needed for the production of one kilo of the saffron spice.
Saffron was known to people even during the rule of King Salomon when it was used as spice, dye or medicine. It supports digestion and helps with depressions, chronic intestinal and neuralgic problems.
People have valued the scented aroma of this exotic spice since the beginning of civilization. Company Karloff, which is considered the trend setter among the Slovak spirit producers and distributors, has reached for this precious spice and starting autumn 2010 it has prepared for its gourmets the first unique saffron appetizer in the world!
However, the saffron taste is not something new within the Karloff company. Saffron Gin – produced by French producer Gabriel Boudier, has been exclusively distributed by Karloff for several years. Our new unique aperitif was also prepared in cooperation with Gabriel Boudier.
The drink is made of quality white wine, saffron and natural herb extracts.
Chilled aperitif is after the first swig pleasantly refreshing and sweet, at the end there is dominant of moderate saffron bitterness. It is advisable to add a green olive – the taste will be nicely rounded.
In case you prefer the mixed drink, you would find Safrito delicious – it is a mixed cocktail drink with 6cl of Saffroni Aperitivo 11%, 2 cl of Saffron Gin 40%, 2 cl of apple or orange juice. It is being served with an olive and decorated with the orange slice.
Company Karloff will at the beginning offer SAFFRONI Aperitivo 11% but in a very short time it will be followed by SAFFRONI Vermouth 16%.