Garganega, with its many faces, is the emblematic image we chose for this UTOPIA by GARGANEGA: three faces for the different faces of the Garganega grape, symbolising its versatility Faces that look like masks, as if to emphasise the fun, youthful and playful side of a rediscovered product. An unusual guise, for a new idea: fresh, intriguing, velvety.
Some say that UTOPIA is simply something that has not yet been tried It was with this in mind that we experimented with a new idea of Garganega.
We met a well-known pharmacist from Val di Ledro, linked to Veneto by his family’s origins Our shared history, tradition and character choices sealed our collaboration.
VERMOUTH was born precisely from this union: our wine, aromatised with natural Garda herbs
Inside there are 20 different herbs, some from the Lake Garda area and others more generic such as wormwood, cinchona or lavender. Each one gives a particular note and the result is an ensemble that tells of a territory with character, carrying with it an unmistakable identity. The taste is intense, round, with a clear bitter note emerging in the finish.
MODE OF SERVICE
In the past, it was most frequently drunk on its own, whereas nowadays it is used a lot to mix it with cocktails. We suggest it as an aperitif with ice, a slice of orange or the classic lemon peel, mixed or, alternatively, also as a digestif at the end of a meal.
From mixing Vermouth here are the recipes for historical cocktails:
-American, supposedly created in the mid-19th century in Gaspare Campari’s bar and also called ‘Milan-Turin’, from the name of the two cities of origin of the basic ingredients that compose it. It is prepared with bitter and Vermouth in equal parts, as well as the ever-present splash of seltzer water, lemon peel and orange slice.
-Negroni, invented in Florence in the historic Caffè Casoni as a variant of the Americano, at the request of a customer. It is composed of equal parts bitter, Vermouth, gin and a slice of orange.
-Wrong, another variant includes equal parts bitter and Vermouth, ‘Acerus’ sparkling wine instead of seltzer water (or gin).