Monterosa

 

Monterosa is the mountain one sees on top of Gattinara, and the main geographical focal point of alto piemonte. The new artisanal Vermouth project is headed up by Daniele Garella – brother of Cristiano Garella of Colombera & Garella increasing fame. Daniele hand-picks most of the herbs in northern Piemonte, including “muttolina”, a local biotype of genepy. Cold extractions of the herbs help preserve their delicate volatile oils. The base wines for both Vermouths are grown and made locally: mostly Erbaluce for the white and mostly Nebbiolo for the red. These are an exciting new chapter in the century-and-a-half tradition of Piemontesi Vermouths.