FRANGELICO’S IRRESISTIBLE HAZELNUT TASTE STARTS WITH SOME VERY SPECIAL HAZELNUTS.

They even have their own name - Tonda Gentile - and are a specialty of the northern Italian region of Piedmont where Frangelico is produced.

Made in Italy

Tonda Gentile hazelnuts are known for being bigger, plumper and more uniform, with a skin that sheds easily, perfect for toasting without a bitter taste. Their sweet flavour is the reason they are so sought after by internationally known confectionery and worldwide popular gianduia chocolate creams. Tonda Gentile hazelnuts, grown in the Langhe, an area of rural hills and picturesque villages in southern Piedmont, are also used to obtain the distillate for Frangelico. The hazelnuts once toasted and distilled with alcohol, are married with other flavoring preparations including cocoa, coffee, vanilla according to the secret recipe and transformed into more than 3 millions bottles of Frangelico for enjoyment around the world, as well as in their native Italy.

SO SPECIAL IS THE TONDA GENTILE DELLE LANGHE HAZELNUT THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST KNOWN PRODUCTS OF THE PIEDMONT REGION TO HOLD A PROTECTED STATUS - EQUIVALENT TO DOC OR APPELLATION CONTRÔLÉE WINE CLASSIFICATION.

The glorious taste that makes Frangelico so special is the key to its versatility and popularity.

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Drink it in winter and summer; to warm you up or cool you down; short or long; straight or mixed. It’s delicious in every way.
As a classic liqueur, Frangelico is perfect after a meal neat or with ice or as a complement to the coffee. For sheer sophistication, pour it over ice with a squeeze of Lime for an intense and refreshing experience. Even perfect for easy mixes with sodas, orange juice, coke or ginger ale. Or practice your cocktail skills with some of our favourites from around the world.

 

Tasting notes

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    APPEARANCE

    Clear Pale Gold.

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    NOSE

    Intense hazelnut aromas.

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    PALATE

    Rich texture. Pronounced but delicate hazelnut flavour with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate.  Smooth, long finish with fragrant back-note.

How it is made

FRANGELICO’S FLAVOUR IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A FOURSTAGE PROCESS

Finally, the Frangelico Liqueur is bottled, labelled and the rope is tied.

Frangelico is a brand with a strong personality and an interesting background that makes it an authentic and refined liquor.

According to the legend, its origins date backmore than 300 years to the presence of Christian monks living in the hills of the Piedmont region of northern Italy.
Their skills in fine food and drinks included the art of distilling, especially the use of the wild hazelnuts and other precious ingredients to create liquor recipes such as the one on which Frangelico is based today.
Its name is also part of the same local legend - an abbreviation of Fra’ Angelico, a hermit monk believed to have inhabited the magnificent Piedmont hills during the 18th century.