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Red Martini (Italy)

Martini

Martini is an Italian Vermouth from the Martini & Rossi Distilleria in Torino.

Red Martini is often served with a mix of Pomegranate Juice.

Serving Temperature

4°C (40°F)
As cold as possible

Typical Flavors


Currant
Currant
Raspberry
Raspberry
Orange Zest
Orange Zest
Grapefruit
Grapefruit

Herbs
Herbs
Nutmeg
Nutmeg
Cloves
Cloves
Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Red Berries, Citrus, Nutmeg, Cloves and Cinnamon are typical Red Martini flavors.

Martini & Rossi

In 1863, the company Martini & Rossi created the Red Martini (Martini Rosso) to add something special to their established collection of well know fine wines.

Over the years the company has won a tremendous amount of awards for the product across the globe.

The most imortant prices are still recorded on the bottle: Dublin (1865), Paris (1867 and 1878), Vienna (1873) and Philadelphia (1876).

History

In 1847, some Italian businessmen started a company for producing wine, spirits and vermouth in Torino. The company was called "Distilleria Nazionale di Spirito di Vino".

Three men dominated the company: Alessandro Martini (the Businessman), Luigi Rossi (the Winemaker), and Teofilo Sola (the Accountant)

Piemonte (Piedmont)

Piemonte has been an important wine province since Roman times. The area is influenced both culturally and climatically by the Alps in the north, and the Ligurian coast in the south.

Piemonte

Nebbiolo (the power of the Barolo and Barbaresco) is the most famous grape of Piemonte, followed by the red grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.

For whites, Cortese and Arneis are the most popular grapes.

For dessert, the off-dry, sparkling Moscato d'Asti is the queen.

The most important wine regions are:

  • Asti (Barbera d'Asti)
  • Langhe (Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera di Alba, Dolcetto, Roero)
  • Monferrato (Barbera del Monferrat, Nizza, Cortese di Gavi)
  • North (Gattinara, Ghemme)

Piemonte has 17 DOCG regions:

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