For over 70 years and three generations the Maschio family has been producing Prosecco from their estate vineyards in the hills surrounding the commune of Conegliano in the Veneto. Building upon a love for time spent at the seaside with friends and family and their love of the Italian Spritz tradition, the family created Almare Spritz in 2020. An authentic interpretation of the classic Spritz in a ready to drink format, Almare is made using naturally fermented wine and flavors and botanicals sourced only from Italy.
The Italian Spritz cites its origins in the Veneto region and dates back to the late 1800s when northern Italy was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The Germanic soldiers in the area found the local Italian wines to be too strong for their tastes so they added a "spritz" (German for splash) of water to the wine to create something lighter and more easy-drinking. As lighter sparkling wines and Prosecco became more popular, these replaced the still wines and fortified spirits started to be incorporated into the drink in the early 1900s. The Spritz as we know it today did not become popular until the mid-21st century.
Across Italy and in cities throughout the world, Spritz are enjoyed as a pre-dinner cocktail or "aperitif." Light and refreshing, Spritz are shared with friends in social settings throughout the seasons.
Almare Spritz features three distinctly Mediterranean recipes with low alcohol and no added sugars in an easy to enjoy and share 750ml format. "Classico" shows the classic Italian Spritz flavors of bitter orange, rhubarb and subtle herbal notes. "Hugo" is refreshing and bright with elderflower, lemon and mint on the palate and nose. "Rosa" features notes of grapefruit, bitter herbs and flowers. All three are distinctly and authentically Italian, while providing a new and effortless way to enjoy a classic Spritz.
ALMARE SPRITZ CLASSICO
Almare Spritz Classico is a ready to drink take on the traditional Italian Spritz. Made from 100% Glera and infused with bitter orange and botanicals, Classico has flavors of bitter orange, rhubarb and herbs and is pleasantly refreshing and bitter. Serve over ice with a slice of orange and enjoy!
ALMARE SPRITZ HUGO
Almare Spritz Hugo is a refreshing take on the traditional Italian Spritz. Made from 100% Glera and infused with botanicals of elderflower, lemon and mint, the flavor is pleasingly fruity and fresh with herbal notes. Serve over ice with a garnish of lemon and mint.