As a specialist in food and beverages of the finest quality from Italy, Enoteca Sileno proudly presents the artisanal spirits and liqueurs of Silvio Carta to the Australasian market. Hailed as one of the most prestigious distilleries and wineries in Sardinia, Silvio Carta takes connoisseurs on a voyage to the idyllic island through its creations, allowing them to discover the fascinating liquor-making customs there.
The history of Silvio Carta harks back to the early 1950s. Throughout the years, the Carta family have been dedicating themselves to producing boutique spirits and liqueurs under the ethos “armonia della natura” (harmony in nature). The brand’s respect to nature is manifested in every small gesture. After the conditions of the wild plants are rigorously inspected, they are picked up in wicker baskets to protect them from damage, and processed immediately upon arrival at the distillery when these natural ingredients at their freshest. Such sense of sophistication can be discerned from the range of new products, as introduced below:Pigskin Pink Gin boasts an alluring rosy hue thanks to the infusion of myrtle and other berries after distillation. Fresh juniper berries grown along the coastline makes up the core of its flavour. These fruits are nurtured by the Mediterranean sun and mistral winds which give them a saline, mineral quality. Keep it in the cabinet for a boost of complexity in various cocktails. The Pigskin Pink Gin is available at $135 (recommended retail price). Limonello Ricetta Originale, as implied by its name, is an original beverage created by Elio Carta in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Silvio Carta. Distinctive from other Italian lemon liqueurs using only lemon peel, Limonello is produced from up to 1.3kg of whole organic lemons per litre, freshly picked from the Carta estate. It’s best consumed chilled, fresh on ice or incorporated into cocktails and desserts, which is priced at $88 (recommended retail price). The Carta Special Edition consists of eight of Silvio Carta’s best products, each coming in a 100ml bottle. The highlight of the collection is Giniu, the gin emblematic to the brand. Prized for its purity, it is created with solely fresh juniper berries from the Sardinian coast without any additional ingredient. Other bottles in this set includes Grappa di Vernaccia Invecchiata, Vermouth Bianco “Servito”, its sibling Vermouth Rosso di Sardegna, as well as Grifu Gin, Mirto Ricetta Storica, Liquore di Liquirizia and Limonello Ricetta Originale. The bottles in this special edition are also available individually for a recommended retail price of $25.
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