We at Third Base Market & Spirits are pleased to introduce you to Carpano Antica, a premium Italian vermouth that has long set the standard for what a vermouth should be. Crafted in Turin, Italy, this luxurious aperitif is a sublime experience for the palate, offering a nuanced blend of botanicals and spices that is nothing short of transformative.
- Name: Carpano Antica Formula
- Type: Vermouth
- Age: Not Applicable (as it is a fortified wine)
- Region: Turin, Italy
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 16.5%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Carpano Antica boasts a deep, rich mahogany hue, accompanied by golden reflections that catch the light beautifully when poured into a glass. The liquid is viscous, leaving slow-moving legs on the glass, indicative of its rich texture and complexity.
The aroma is sophisticated and intricate, offering a bouquet of sweet and bitter orange peel, vanilla, and exotic spices like saffron and cloves. Herbal undertones of wormwood and mint add to the complexity and invite you to explore the blend further.
The initial sip is enveloping, delivering sumptuous flavors of caramel, figs, and raisins, which quickly evolve into a vibrant combination of spices and botanicals. The orange peel and vanilla sensed on the nose are complemented by nuances of licorice and cinchona bark, which add a pleasantly bitter counterpoint.
The finish is long, warm, and balanced, leaving a lingering sensation of spices and herbs, along with a touch of sweetness that beckons for another sip.
Velvety and full-bodied, Carpano Antica offers an almost creamy texture that coats the palate, emphasizing the complexity of its flavors and botanical infusions.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Carpano Antica is the epitome of luxury when it comes to vermouth. It offers an unparalleled experience for those who enjoy the finer things in life. With its complex layering of flavors and aromas, it’s perfect for sipping neat, on the rocks, or as a key component in high-end cocktails like the Negroni or Manhattan.
Because of its intricate flavor profile, Carpano Antica pairs well with mature cheeses, charcuterie, and even desserts that are not overly sweet, such as a dark chocolate tart.
Carpano Antica is available in limited quantities due to its exceptional quality. We highly recommend picking up a bottle from Third Base Market & Spirits while supplies last.
Experience the grandeur and complexity of Carpano Antica, a vermouth that serves as a cornerstone for any well-stocked bar. Cheers!