Ultimate Beverage Challenge 86 points - Deep and dark-hued with beautiful aromas of cranberry, cola, balsam, mint, and baked prune. Really balanced on the palate with complex red fruits balanced by cured olives and bitter herbs. Finishes dry and long. Fantastic. (Apr 2016)
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Landing on the more bitter end of the vermouth spectrum, almost feeling like a cross between sweet vermouth and amaro, this nut-brown bottling has a roots-and-herbs aroma with a dark berry-like hint in back. On the palate, it’s plummy and mouthwateringly tart, with a just-bitter-enough finish that shows dried herbs, sarsaparilla and espresso.
Based on a classic di Torino recipe from the late 19th century, Alessio Vermouth di Torino Rosso is designed to be enjoyed as what was commonly called a ”Vino di Lusso” (luxury wine), a wine thoroughly consumed on its own. Created with a fine Piedmont wine as the base, this authentic Vermouth di Torino contains both Grande and Petite Wormwood, along with over 25 other pharmaceutical-grade herbs, roots and spices. As a result, this vermouth offers a full mouth-feel that contributes weight to a cocktail, and lightly bitter but bright, refreshing citrus and herbal notes that lengthen the finish.