The first Contratto Vermouth recipes date back to the 1890s. They were the base for a Vermouth that was only consumed locally. In the 1920s the Vermouth production was extended and recipes were modified. Most of the Vermouth was exported as Vermouth became the in drink of the epoch. Contratto Vermouth di Torino was the in drink in the 1930s, allowing the winery an annual production of 100.000 bottles.
After World War II the popularity of Vermouth had somewhat diminished , but it was still consumed in Europe and overseas. In the 1960s Vermouth became out of fashion, especially in Italy and the Contrattos decided to cease the production entirely.
Today, with recipes older than 100 years and passed on by generations, Contratto is very excited about the reintroduction of Contratto Vermouth Bianco, Vermouth Rosso, Americano Rosso and Fernet. For the first time again since the 60th, Contratto is making four historic products, high on demand as they currently are fashionable artisanal revival ingredients for classic and contemporary cocktails.
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