Traditionally drunk neat with a twist. Mixes well with fresh or hard cider, sparkling wine, and Scotch or American whiskies. Can be used instead of sweet vermouth in cocktails. Excellent with hard, salty cheeses, salted nuts, or earthy, spicy foods.
Since 1865, this delicious aperitif wine has stood apart for its exceptional complexity, delightful flavors and stimulating palate. Serious to its role as aperitif, it was known as "ouvre l'appétit" - the key to the appetite. Found popular with sportsmen, Bonal became an early sponsor of the Tour de France. It is made by an infusion of gentian, cinchona (quinine) and renown herbs of the Grand Chartreuse mountains in a Mistelle base. 1890s and 1930s labels available.