Torino - Piedmont, ITA
Antica Torino is a partnership and project of passion between Vittorio Zoppi and Umbrian wine maker Filippo Antonelli. Rather than seeking out the exotic, often imported botanicals that go into more modern styled vermouth, Antica Torino takes a page out of the history books, a time when vermouth was created utilizing what was readily available locally. The decision was made to produce a vermouth that was “of the garden,” packed with fresh rosemary, bay laurel, thyme, oregano, wormwood, gentian, rhubarb, vanilla and more. For the grapes, they trialled numerous combinations, testing both white and red varieties from Piedmont. They decided to go with white wines, including a small percentage of Moscato for its floral elements. For colour, beet sugar was chosen rather than industrial caramel and there are no colorants, clarifying agents, or artificial preservatives added.