|Article number:||Carpano Antica Formulae|
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Antonio Benedetto Carpano is credited for inventing the commercial version of what we know today as red vermouth, possibly even coining the term “vermuth”. The brand was formalized some years later by his nephew. The red vermouths of subsequent producers were their own takes on what Carpano first successfully marketed. The Carpano Antica formula stands out from others thanks to its unique bouquet and unmistakable vanilla notes (sourced from Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, and Tahiti). The original recipe has survived with the dedication of Fratelli Branca Distillerie, who produces it today. It is made from a base of white wines from selected Italian grape varieties from Romagna, Puglia, and Sicily, combined with spices, herbs, and roots that make up the secret recipe. The additives are both hot infused and cold extracted, the methods themselves part of the intense secrecy surrounding the recipe. On the nose, it is vanilla-forward with spicy, citrusy, and dried fruit notes of almond, raisins, and cloves. It is well-rounded on the palate with a rich flavor that follows the nose. It can be enjoyed on its own, but combines well with bitter orange, dates, cocoa beans, and saffron flavors. Amazing in an Old Fashioned or Manhattan, as well as a Negroni or Americano!