Roots Divino Rosso

It has taken some time for me to review Roots Divino Rosso after enjoying their Bianco some time back but I finally got around to enjoying a non-alcoholic aperitif.

Just as a reminder Roots Divino comes from Greece and is the creation of Finest Roots which also has a range of other alcohol-free spirits. They take their inspiration for all their drinks from ancient Greece and make sure they only use the best natural ingredients around including bitter orange, gentian, and wormwood.

Roots Divino Rosso is touted as the ‘world’s first non-alcoholic red vermouth’. To create Rosso, the drink has been treated using a dealcoholized method that focuses on reverse osmosis ensuring the flavours aren’t impacted.

I had a shot of the Rosso with a Fever Tree tonic and ice. The question is, is Rosso better than Bianco? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.

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Is Roots Divino any good?

Taste

Given the exceptional flavour of Bianco I am not surprised that Roots Divino Rosso is very tasty. If you like the taste of a Negroni then this drink is certainly going to tick all the boxes. The most surprising thing about it is that you can’t believe it doesn’t contain alcohol – it has all the bitter-sweet notes you get when drinking Campari or Vermouth. With the addition of the tonic, it makes for a very tasty and refreshing mocktail.

Aroma & Appearance

You certainly get bitter, herbal notes when opening the bottle. As you can see Rosso has a warm ruby look when poured into the glass, resembling a classic aperitif. 

Bonus points

I didn’t remark on the packaging last time round but I find it clean and reserved – nicely matching its Bianco sibling. It isn’t the easiest alcohol-free aperitif to find but you can get more info on suppliers via the Roots’ site. 

Buy Roots Divino Rosso

As mentioned above it isn’t the easiest alcohol-free aperitif drink to find but you can buy it from the retailer below.

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UK

If you are located in the UK or EU then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.

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master of malt

When it comes to alcohol-free spirits, Masters Of Malt have a  great selection on offer. Choose from premade cocktails as well as bottles of non-alcoholic spirits.

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Key information

– per 100ml 

Type – Aperitif

Brewery – ROOTS

Country – Greece

Alcohol content – 0%

Ingredients – Bitter orange, gentian & wormwood

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability – medium/hard

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