Monterosa Extra Dry Rosso Vermouth
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Monterosa Extra Dry Rosso Vermouth

Item # 40611 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The nose is deep and mysterious, evoking an ancient cellar as well as the deep woods. The mixture here brings both sweet spices as well as bitter mountain botanicals. A no nonsense vermouth that will reward the open-minded imbiber. Made in small quantities.

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Staff Pick Notes

Vermouth is special. The process is like alchemy but instead of changing lead or copper into a precious material here were turning wine into a liquid experience. Save the Carpano Antica for your mixology whimsies for this vermouth is everything you need on it's own. Drinking more like an Amaro than a Vermouth, the mouth is full of sour cherries the kind you fork out of the center of a freshly made pie purchased from a road stand perched on the side of some no name back road. (Don't look at me like that. I spent year 17-21 in Nowhere, Mississippi.) Bitter, tart, juicy and bursting endlessly with leafy herbs and desiccated vivid red berries. This is a bottle for the lovers of natural wines and nuances that make you think.

- HG

Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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