Contratto Vermouth Rosso

Contratto Vermouth Rosso

  BN#505686
Category: Vermouth
Region: Italy
Producer: Contratto
Alcohol: 17%

Price:$24.99

SKU 44092

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Product Description

Vermouth is currently experiencing a revival with the booming cocktail culture and is once again a very popular ingredient in mixed drinks. Here is a fantastic product from Contratto, which also happens to be Italy’s oldest classic method sparkling wine house, who recently reintroduced the Vermouth Rosso after 40 years of absence from the market.

Contratto Vermouth is, like most Vermouth, a wine (made from the Cortese grape) that is fortified with Italian brandy and delicately infused with 30 to 50 premium natural herbs, spices, roots and seeds. Contratto uses all locally sourced herbs and spices in their vermouth and some of them include coriander seeds, bay laurel leaves, yellow sweet clover, cinna- mon, angelica roots , nutmeg, bitter orange peel, carob tree pods, pimento seeds, rhubarb roots, sage, bark of China, lemon peel, sweet orange peel, liquorice root and sandal wood. This traditional process creates a sophisticated, complex and well balanced boutique aperitif that makes any Vermouth based cocktail much more interesting.

Contratto works magic in a mixed drink (think a Manhattan) but also has plenty of layered flavors and complexity to stand alone; sipped chilled or on the rocks with an orange or lemon peel.

Tasting Note: "Vibrant aromas of lemon and orange peel, clove, anise and coriander. Sweet cloves, allspice, cinnamon and bitter orange with some rhubarb notes on the palate. A wonderfully complex and flavorful vermouth of medium body with a refreshing acidity to balance out the sweet fruit and spices. A winner!" Sunny Gandara, Suburban’s Spirit Buyer

Vermouth Cocktail

2 oz Contratto Rosso Vermouth
1 oz Maraschino liqueur (or Grand Marnier)
2 -3 dashes Bittermen’s bitters
½ oz simple syrup to taste
Twist of lemon peel, for garnish

Combine ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Stir well until chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel over drink and use as garnish.



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