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Tempus Fugit Alessio Vermouth Bianco (750ml)

SKU #1248702 95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Sip or mix this fresh, breezy bianco. Light straw in the glass, the aromas suggest ripe pears, white flowers, and freshly mown grass. The smooth, medium-bodied palate echoes that delicate freshness, but adds more rounded fruit on the finish. (KN) Inner quote mark (11/2016)

K&L Notes

According to the distillery: "Alessio Vermouth Bianco is an historic variation of Italian Sweet Vermouth, regarded as a 'Vino di Moda' (fashion wine). The first 'Vermouth Blanc' was most likely invented in Chambéry (now France) in the early 1880s, as a marketing effort to counter the traditional competition in Turin (now Italy), when these two cities were part of the Duchy of Savoy. Vermouth Blanc was made with a similar recipe as traditional sweet vermouth, but was filtered to be completely clear and was sometimes referred to as 'Semi-sweet'. Until the end of the 19th century, it went mostly unnoticed, except as novelty in the Chambéry region. A few Italian producers decided to make their own, and Vermouth Bianco was introduced in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century. It was designed to attract a sophisticated '20th Century' palate, and more specifically to women of the era. Alessio Vermouth Bianco strives to capture the idea of a crystalline elegance in the glass and on the palate. Warm spices and mild bitterness are tempered with a bright, crisp citrus finish. Enjoy chilled on its own or as an alternative to traditional Italian Sweet Vermouths in your favorite classic cocktails."


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