Product of: Italy
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 29/07/2020
Clear, scarlet red.
Woody herbs, roast coffee beans and light exotic spice with honeysuckle, rose, vanilla and zesty citrus.
Lightly sweet and delicately spiced with bitter overtones. Orange zest, rosemary, thyme, caramel and coffee.
Bittersweet fading to more bitter with cleansing zesty orange, herbal complexity and lingering spice.
Rosso Antico is an aromatised wine but has the appearance, aroma and taste of a high-quality rosso vermouth; and three essential characteristics: recipe includes wormwood, it's 15% alc./vol. and comprises at least 75% wine. Indeed, Rosso Antico is great in a Negroni and other cocktails in place of sweet vermouth. Hence, on Difford's Guide, we categorise Rosso Antico as a rosso (sweet) vermouth.