Vermouth of Torino, at Salone del Gusto

During the Salone del Gusto 2016 in Torino, we attended at a mixology event: Vermouth di Torino, between tradition and innovation.

Mauro Lotti, world-class bartender and today Martini & Rossi consultant, who has gone through the ’60s and’ 70s while enjoying every moment of dolce vita behind the bar of the Grand Hotel in Rome, presented us with the vermouth of Turin

Vermouth di Torino, produced by Martini, is produced about 20 km from Torino, in Piemonte.
Vermouth Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino is produced with selected Italian wines and small quantities of Langhe Nebbiolo DOC: they are mixed with extracts of Italian thistle, wood of red sandal of Central Africa, Artemia grown in Pancalieri, thus giving rise to a brilliant ruby red vermouth.
The delicate balance of herbs produces a full-bodied and complex vermouth, with a long aftertaste.

Vermouth Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato has a floral and aromatic blend.
It’s produced with small quantities of Moscato d’Asti DOCG, used in conjunction with selected Italian wines:  this vermouth has an aroma with a delicate scent of honey. The yellow peel of Ecuador Cinchona and Chinese rhubarb give it a slightly bitter taste, flavors and enhances the flavor of the wines.

We tasted two cocktails (vermouth with soda and Americano) accompanied by the story of a historic and wonderful bartender