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.