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Carpano Bianco Vermouth

Carpano Bianco Vermouth


By Robert Plotkin

Vermouth is one of the franchise players in all of mixology. In fact, no fortified wine in the lexicon of drink making is more relied upon to aromatize a cocktail than vermouth. In your search for a brand to feature in your craft cocktails, make sure you spend an extended amount of time putting Carpano Bianco Vermouth through its paces. You'll be delighted with how seamlessly it melds with a broad range of spirits and drink types.

From a pedigree perspective, there are none more renown than the vermouths handcrafted by Carpano, makers of the first vermouth Carpano Antica Formula. In 1786, Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented the famous vermouth in the heart of Turin, Italy. Today the famous range of vermouth is handcrafted at Fratelli Branca Distillerie in Milan according to the original secret recipe.

Carpano Bianco is made on a foundation of Trebbiano, Chardonnay and Cortese white wines. After blending, the wines are fortified with grape spirits and flavored with a botanical mix that includes ginger, cloves, chamomile, hyssop and artemisia. It is then rested for 2 months to ensure that all of the various flavors have fully integrated. The vermouth is bottled at 14.9% alcohol by volume (29.8 proof).

You owe it to yourself to taste Carpano Bianco either neat, or lightly chilled. It's perhaps the best way to gain an appreciation how a special wine like this can transform ordinary gin into something absolutely stunning like the Martini. Carpano Bianco has a shimmery, yellow/golden hue, a lushly textured body and a generous bouquet of citrus zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and fresh floral aromas. The vermouth's aromatic signature is captivating and would greatly enhance any cocktail. Its palate is an enchanting blend coriander, cloves, oranges, red grapes, chocolate and dry, tangy wine notes.

While demand for cocktail expertise continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important to stock your bar with a bedrock of franchise players, a cadre of products guaranteed of exceeding guests' expectations. Carpano Bianco is just such a product.

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