Aged: No age statement
Product of: Italy
Flavoured with 25 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, deep reddy-brown with burgundy glints.
Herbal, earthy and vinous with stewed red berries, plum, rosemary and thyme.
Plums, cherries and sweet red berry fruit balanced by herbal bitterness, orange zest, gentian and tarragon.
Cinnamon, tarragon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and curry leaf.