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Imagine a world where people are inspired by values like RESPECT, DIGNITY and SOLIDARITY.
A future where CRAFTSMANSHIP, TERRITORY and SUSTAINABILITY are the keys to each project's success.
In 1850 our great-grandfather Giovanni, in 1898 and 1915 our grandfather Angelo, then in 1943 our father Achille took great personal risks, openly challenging widely-held opinions to demonstrate that with passion and perseverance, you can change the STATUS QUO.
This “HERITAGE" gives us the motivation to face major CHALLENGES with a single certainty: the greatest obstacles to the goals we set ourselves are the ones in our mind.

Celebrating 170 years of family history spurs us on to OVERCOME THEM!
Alberto, Annamaria, Chiara Foletto

OUR HISTORY BEGINS IN TRENTINO, IN 1850

The Foletto Laboratory's story began with its founder Giovanni, a pharmacist who began production in 1850 in Ledro, a small valley in the heart of the Alps, 650 metres above sea level in Trentino, a few kilometres from Riva del Garda. Now in its fifth generation of apothecary pharmacists, the company continues to produce syrups and spirits with botanicals from the Alps and Lake Garda.
In the rooms above the spirit production laboratories the Foletto Pharmaceutical Laboratory Museum has been established, with over 400 square metres to explore. The entrance has original pharmacy rooms and furnishings dating back over 130 years. There are stills, pestles, machines, recipe books and a herbarium created by Dr Angelo Foletto at the end of the 19th century, containing over 2,700 botanical species. An exciting journey that documents the evolution of the figure of the apothecary pharmacist over the centuries.

BOTANICALS


There is a strong bond between the Foletto family and the Ledro region. In the apothecary's botanical garden, a few steps from the pharmaceutical museum , grow the medicinal botanicals from which all the Heritage spirits take their inspiration.

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GIN 170 TH

In 1979 Achille Foletto created two liquor infusions with the fruits preferred by his wife Maria a pharmacist and alpine flora enthusiast: raspberries and wild strawberries from the Ledro Valley woodlands (the same fruit also used for Picco Rosso). Gin 170TH is distilled in copper stills from the peel of Lake Garda lemons and mountain juniper berries. It is enriched by blending vintage fruit infusions. A distillate of love and the passion of Maria and Achille for life, their territory and their profession, the same values passed on to the generation of their children proudly celebrating 170 years of family tradition.

METHOD OF PRODUCTION: london dry gin style, botanicals distilled separately
FLAVOR: aromatic, intense, sparkling and enveloping
MAIN BOTANICS: juniper, raspberries, strawberries, lemon peels
METHOD OF USE: intense served in purity, elegant and involving with tonic water

41,0% VOL | 500 ML | NUMBERED BOTTLES
100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS


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Vermut 1850

When pharmaceuticals were in their infancy, aromatised wine was a natural remedy for physical and mental illness. It was used as a vehicle for the active ingredients of medicinal herbs and also to prepare and stimulate the body's digestive system. The original formula was created by the pharmacist Giovanni Foletto in 1850. Produced today using the same artisanal method in a "small batch" of 450 litres, it contains 25 botanicals from the Dolomites and Lake Garda macerated slowly in Trentino's noblest wines: Chardonnay and Müller-Thurgau.

METHOD OF PRODUCTION: maceration, ageing
FLAVOR: velvety, fresh, evanescent, astringent, bitter and full
MAIN BOTANICS: wormwood, coriander, angelica, lavender, cinchona
METHOD OF USE: velvety and soft when mixed

16,5% VOL | 500 ML | NUMBERED BOTTLES
100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS


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TINTURA Stomatica

"Strengthens the ventricle and aids digestion...": this was the claim originally printed on the label. A historical tincture made from medicinal Alpine botanicals and created by the pharmacist and botanist Angelo Foletto in 1898. Until 1990, it was registered as a pharmaceutical speciality, prescribed by doctors and sold in Europe's pharmacies. Today, it is still produced by the same family of pharmacists using the same artisanal method, which involves macerating the drugs for 24 months in a "small batch" of 450 litres.

METHOD OF PRODUCTION: maceration, percolation, ageing
FLAVOR: persistent, tannin component of rhubarb and gentian
MAIN BOTANICS: lady's mantle, orange, avens, acaulescent gentian, willow gentian, yellow gentian and rhubarb root
METHOD OF USE: characteristic bitter fernet after main meals, added in drops, unmistakable in cocktails

32,0% VOL | 500 ML | NUMBERED BOTTLES
100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS


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AMARO Proibito

The year was 1943: a very dark time when spirits were low and freedom was threatened. The botanical pharmacist Achille Foletto, working as a lieutenant at the military hospital in Riva sul Garda, used the language of botany to distil feelings of hope and retribution among his patients. The aromatic freshness of Garda lemons, the floral grace of the Trentino mountains and the herbal essence of Dolomite roots bring this refined bitter elixir to life. Transported by bicycle, it was drunk in secret by patients and soldiers alike in the hospital's basements.

METHOD OF PRODUCTION: maceration, percolation, ageing
FLAVOR: fresh, medicinal, distinct, full, balsamic, bitter, evocative
MAIN BOTANICS: angelica, lavender, camomile, peppermint, gentian, primula, gentianella, lake garda orange and lemon peels
METHOD OF USE: served below 15° at the end of a meal, refined when mixed

30,0% VOL | 500 ML | NUMBERED BOTTLES
100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS


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Bitter 1850

The recipe for this herbal bitter, which dates from 1850, was discovered by chance in a dusty drawer while shifting furniture in the family's Pharmaceutical Museum. Alberto Foletto, a member of the family's fourth generation of pharmacists, tweaked the 170-year-old formula, rebalancing the drugs and significantly increasing the infusion time to allow its flavour to truly shine through. This bitter, produced using an artisanal method in a "small batch" of 450 litres, contains 26 botanicals including the bark of the Trentino larch tree.

METHOD OF PRODUCTION: maceration, percolation, ageing
FLAVOR: aromatic, citrus, tannic, astringent, green, bitter and enveloping
MAIN BOTANICS: cinchona, bitter orange, yarrow, larch bark, juniper berries, st john's wort, carnation flowers, gentian
METHOD OF USE: served as an aperitif mixed with various sodas

25,0% VOL | 500 ML | NUMBERED BOTTLES
100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS


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