Contratto Bianco Vermouth
Staff Pick

Contratto Bianco Vermouth

Item # 35170 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Bianco style of vermouth is especially well represented in Italy and Contratto's version ranks up there with the best. Made from a base of the local Cortese grape as well as Chardonnay the wine is fortified with sugar, brandy, and over 50 herbs, botanicals and spices that include hawthorn flower, coriander seeds, chamomile, yellow sweet clover, aloe, hibiscus, bergamot and much more.

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Staff Pick Notes

Contratto’s white vermouth calls for simplicity. This bottle is what first got me hooked on vermouth as a category. The combination of Cortese and Chardonnay makes for juicy texture and healthy acidity. The myriad of herbs is what gives this libation its floral aromas, bitter flavors, and savory finish. As I said, this vermouth calls for simplicity: You and a chilled glass.

- SD

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