Bordiga NV Extra Dry Vermouth di Torino, Piedmont, Italy [Vermouth]
Bordiga NV Extra Dry Vermouth di Torino, Piedmont, Italy
Farming: Sustainable (local herbs are wild and therefore cannot be certified organic)
Winemaker/Chef du Cave: Riccardo Molinero (owner)
Bordiga has (continually) produced Vermouth, Amaro, and Gin from the Piedmontese Alps since 1888. All infusions for their many products are made in house from locally foraged herbs. Recipes used today are the same as they were in 1888. Bordiga sources only local white wine and neutral grain spirit. All products are made in small batches and flavors from herbs can change slightly based on the season.
Grape Varieties: Cortese and Chardonnay
Vinification/Oak Usage: Herbal infusions in glass or steel, vermouth assembled in steel. Vermouth production takes 3-4 weeks per batch.
Requirements for authentic Vermouth di Torino:
1. the producer must be ‘historic,’ which is to say must have been operating for at least 50 years (Bordiga has been in continuous operation since 1888)
2. the recipe or the brand must be historic (again, Bordiga Vermouth was first produced at the end of the 19th century)
3. must be produced in an artisanal manner
4. must be produced in Piedmont
5. must be based on wine, and have an alcohol content of at least 16°, and must use the botanical flavorings typical of the area.Bordiga is different from many of the Vermouth labels sold now because they produce the vermouth themselves, they don’t buy it from a producer, and they’ve been producing quality Vermouth for over a hundred years. The winery says ‘Bordiga is a producer, not a label,’ and ‘Tradition is our present, and our future.’