Wilderton Botanical Spirit announced the release of its naturally preserved Bittersweet Aperitivo.

In a nod to aperitivo and the burgeoning spritz culture, Bittersweet Aperitivo’s bold, intricate flavor profile is a 100% natural ruby red liquid, hand crafted using a proprietary process from globally sourced botanicals in the Pacific Northwest, it says.

Bittersweet Aperitivo joins Wilderton’s two original expressions — the spicy, smoky Earthen and the floral, citrusy Lustre.

Bittersweet Aperitivo’s fragrant blend of grapefruit, orange blossom and Italian lemon is married with heady undertones of sandalwood and punctuated with bitters from gentian and a tinge of wormwood, the company notes.

Lending a subtle wine-like note and counterpoise to these aromatics and herbs is Chardonnay grape juice, which offers the perfect hint of sweetness, it says.

Priced at $34.99 for a 750-ml bottle, Wilderton’s Bittersweet Aperitivo is available for purchase online by visiting the company’s website as well as in select specialty grocers and non-alcohol shops nationwide.

Wilderton Botanical Spirit, Portland, Ore.

Internet: www.wildertonfree.com

Distribution: Select markets, online