Martini Rosso is claimed to be the world's first vermouth. The distinctive colour is produced by the addition of caramel, which also tempers the bittersweet effect of the 50+ herbs and spices used in production.
A superior French dry vermouth. The white wine base is allowed to age in the open air during a year of oak maturation before flavouring and fortification. The blend is then aged for a further year before release.
A litre bottle of Gancia Bianco. A balanced vermouth, sitting between sweet and dry, with a delicate flavour. This is a combination of specially selected herbs and white wine and makes a delicious aperitif.
A litre bottle of Gancia Rosso. A great all-round medium bodied sweet red vermouth, perfect for a wide-range of cocktails or just poured over ice. Made to a secret recipe of specially selected aromatic herbs and wines.
A litre bottle of Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth. Made from a combination of white wine and a subtle blend of herbs and spices (to quote one Leonard Rossiter), this is best served well chilled in a Martini or other cocktails.
Gancia was founded in 1850 by Carlo Gancia who created the very first Italian sparkling wine (Asti Spumante) and paved the way to the birth of the Italian sparkling wine industry. The vermouths of the house of Gancia are known as the ‘Classic Italian Aperitif’. The secret recipe of alpine and exotic herbs, infused with alcohol and then blended with a specially selected wine base, has not been changed since its creation.
The old presentation of Gancia Extra Dry. The company can trace it sorigins back to 1850. The vermouths of the house of Gancia are known as the ‘Classic Italian Aperitif’. The secret recipe of alpine and exotic herbs, infused with alcohol and then blended with a specially selected wine base, has not been changed since its creation.
An old bottling of Punt E Mes Vermouth which, we estimate, dates from the 1990s. An excellent orange-flavoured red Italian aperitif from Carpano, Punt e Mes contains quinine (also found in tonic water), which contributes the bitter part of its bittersweet flavour.
A historic vermouth brand, Dolin has been made to the same recipe in the Alpine hills around Chambéry since 1821, and was awarded the only Appellation d'Origine for vermouth in 1932. The Chambéry style flourished in the 19th and early 20th century, but Dolin is now the last remaining producer of Vermouth de Chambéry.