Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso
Alessio // Italy
Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso is made using Piedmont white wine as its base. In addition to grand and petite wormwood, there are 25 other roots, herbs, and spices used in its production. Alessio Piemontese is a pseudonym for Girolamo Ruscelli, a 16th century true Renaissance Man who in 1555 assembled a manual of ancient curative recipes. Some of these recipes may have been the basis for what we now know as vermouth. This brand is named in his honor.
VermouthVermouth is a type of aromatized wine. It is fortified and flavored with botanicals typically featuring Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) as the primary bittering agent. In the EU, it must be made from 75% wine and its ABV is 14.5-22%. Vermouth styles range from extra dry to sweet.
"This rosso Vermouth di Torino has a dark brown, opaque color and its aroma is fairly bitter with the wormwood taking over. Some pencil shavings and other dried herbs are present as well. Although it is sweet on the tongue, overall it is tangy and bitter and savory--more of an amaro in its profile. "