When Vermouth becomes ennobled.
While the French were preparing for their bloody revolution, on the other side of the Alps, in Turin, Antonio Benedetto Carpano concocted a sweet beverage based on sweet wine and bitter and tonic plants. It is inspired by a German recipe based on absinthe (Wermut in German).
A century later, it was King Victor Emmanuel II who very officially decreed Vermouth, the official drink of the House of Savoy. He did not imagine then that he would create a real vermouthmania which would invade Europe and the United States a few years later.
An inseparable base for cocktails such as Dry gin, Vodka martini, Negroni, Americano or even Manhattan. But in its global development, Vermouth has lost its authenticity and its artisanal manufacturing.
Today, with Monte Carlo Vermouth we find the subtle spirit of a combination of more than 30 plants and aromatics that each distillery of yesteryear prided itself on in the best dosage. Served on the rock, Monte Carlo Vermouth diffuses a light scent of rose emanating from the maceration of the most prestigious rose petals in the world. Harvested by hand in the famous Monaco rose garden, Vermouth has become an aperitif of great nobility. It is sufficient in itself, far from a simple addition to standardized cocktails.
The Wine Palace at the Monaco Yacht Club where you can taste Vermouth Monte Carlo
It was perhaps Roger Moore, who lived in the Principality, who left his unwavering love of Vermouth at the Yacht Club where he went, and who inspired the creators of Monte Carlo Vermouth. We remember Brett Sinclair in the TV series “The Persuaders!” declaring, not without the machismo that characterized the time: man’s best friend after woman and dog is the cream Creole.