Aged: No age statement
Product of: Italy
Flavoured with 21 botanicals including berries, spices, fruit and flowers, infused in 45% neutral alcohol for 40 days. This is filtered and blended with DOGC Asti Muscat and DOGC Caluso Erbaluce wines and cask aged for three to six months.
Literally fit for a king, Riserva Carlo Alberto vermouths are said to originate from a recipe made for King Carlo Alberto (1831 to 1849), the King of the small state of Piedmont-Sardinia in the House of Savoy in 1837. The regal recipe passed to a vintner, Tumalin Baracco Bartolomé de Baracho, who named the vermouth after the king and started commercial production.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 13/02/2014
Clear, pale golden.
Pungent and herbal - sage, thyme and cloves with lime zest, gentian and cinnamon.
Dry and herbal with zesty citrus. As with the nose sage, thyme and cloves are most dominant. Bitter orange zest with flavours reminiscent of lime cordial.
Bitter herbal notes, particularly sage lingers.