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.
Is Roots Divino any good?
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.
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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