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Food and Wine

China

The ancient elixir of Lunigiana

The China is an ancient Lunigiana liquor, originally known as elixir from beneficial properties for the heart and the nervous system, prepared using the highest quality materials and a secret recipe.

What is known about his preparation is very little, so enjoy this drink means interpreting the flavors, aromas and the mysteries of Lunigiana, a corner of Tuscany, among the most fascinating of all.

During the 19th century, Giuseppe Clementi, an expert botanist, created the perfect recipe that is still preserved in the shops of Lunigiana. From the bark of Cinchona, known as Cinchona calisaya coming from the distant Andes in South America and its particular finish, took life this product destined to the care of the body making it China Clementi.

The mixture left to rest in wooden barrels for two years determines the strong taste, intense and persistent taste and the amber color of ancient elixir.

Awarded in 1911 with the gold medal for his innate virtues, the China Clementi has acquired much notoriety by becoming a product made in Tuscany very appreciated. The bottle is reporting in its label the words of praise of Indro Montanelli, his great admirer.

Drinking the China Clementi is a unique sensory experience, an excellent digestive at the end of a meal, but a perfect base for a few cocktails revisited, such as Negroni, which can be found on the premises of the Lunigiana.

 

Photo Credits [vinepair.com]

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