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Bordiga Excelsior Vermouth

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Bordiga Excelsior Vermouth

For its 130th anniversary, Bordiga has relaunched its historical Vermouth Excelsior. According to the original recipe, it is produced using Nebbiolo wine aged in wooden barrel for three years.
Pietro Bordiga is a passionate herbalist, profound connoisseur above all of Alpine botanicals and oriental spices much sought after at the time.
His parents, from Valle Grana (also home of one of the most famous cheeses in the world, Castelmagno) moved to Turin, the first capital of the newborn Kingdom of Italy.
Here, Pietro’s son marries the daughter of the owners of a renowned café in the city, Caffè Dilei .

In this context of the Risorgimento, especially thanks to his botanical knowledge, Pietro Bordiga invented a recipe for Vermouth di Torino (created in its modern version in Turin a few decades earlier), which was immediately enormously appreciated in the city.
He then decides to start his business as a Vermouth producer and opens his distillery in Cuneo.
Success is immediate, the excellence of his product earned him requests from various important places in the city, so much so that even today the historic café in Turin, Caffè Mulassano , one of the oldest in Italy, has its Vermouth produced. with the exclusive Bordiga recipe.

The choice of Cuneo is obviously dictated by sentimental factors, it is the city of origin of the Bordiga family . But it is above all the geographical position of Cuneo, nestled in the mountains, which plays an important role in the choice of location.

Cuneo is also very close to the Langhe from where the excellent wines of Piedmont come from (including the famous Barolo and Barbaresco), and is at the foot of the Alpine valleys where officinal herbs grow spontaneously which, thanks to the proximity of the Mediterranean sea, are particularly rich in essential oils. .

Wine, officinal herbs and precious oriental spices form the basis of Vermouth di Torino, the product with which Bordiga is born .

Over the years the company has developed thanks to the genuineness and quality of its products and becomes the reference point not only for Vermouth, but also for liqueurs and spirits, especially Alpine ones, but not only: in the early 1900s in the alembicchi della Bordiga a juniper distillate is produced that still today does not envy the best known gins in the world.

The centuries pass, times change, the great crisis of the 1920s but especially the second post-war period saw great changes and the production of liqueur factories was also affected.
Now thanks also to the synthesis and production of artificial flavors it is possible to produce high quantities at cheap prices, obviously of mediocre or even low quality.
Small artisans suffer from this situation: either they are transformed and become huge industrial realities or they are gradually destined to close.

Bordiga does not adapt to this evolution and the production remains that of the origins even if the difficulties are enormous, as evidenced by the countless closures of well-known brands.
The philosophy and quality of the products that animated the founder remained unchanged; we continued to produce always starting from selected and quality raw materials.

Characteristics that remain today: the good Piedmontese wine, the alpine officinal herbs still hand-picked by the mountain dwellers, the finest spices, the purest grain alcohol, the most refined sugar and the water of our Alps constitute, at the nowadays just like in the distant 1888 , the basis with which our master distillers, with their ancestral and jealously guarded wisdom, produce the renowned Bordiga products today appreciated all over the world.

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Bordiga Excelsior Vermouth

For its 130th anniversary, Bordiga has relaunched its historical Vermouth Excelsior. According to the original recipe, it is produced using Nebbiolo wine aged in wooden barrel for three years.
Pietro Bordiga is a passionate herbalist, profound connoisseur above all of Alpine botanicals and oriental spices much sought after at the time.
His parents, from Valle Grana (also home of one of the most famous cheeses in the world, Castelmagno) moved to Turin, the first capital of the newborn Kingdom of Italy.
Here, Pietro’s son marries the daughter of the owners of a renowned café in the city, Caffè Dilei .

In this context of the Risorgimento, especially thanks to his botanical knowledge, Pietro Bordiga invented a recipe for Vermouth di Torino (created in its modern version in Turin a few decades earlier), which was immediately enormously appreciated in the city.
He then decides to start his business as a Vermouth producer and opens his distillery in Cuneo.
Success is immediate, the excellence of his product earned him requests from various important places in the city, so much so that even today the historic café in Turin, Caffè Mulassano , one of the oldest in Italy, has its Vermouth produced. with the exclusive Bordiga recipe.

The choice of Cuneo is obviously dictated by sentimental factors, it is the city of origin of the Bordiga family . But it is above all the geographical position of Cuneo, nestled in the mountains, which plays an important role in the choice of location.

Cuneo is also very close to the Langhe from where the excellent wines of Piedmont come from (including the famous Barolo and Barbaresco), and is at the foot of the Alpine valleys where officinal herbs grow spontaneously which, thanks to the proximity of the Mediterranean sea, are particularly rich in essential oils. .

Wine, officinal herbs and precious oriental spices form the basis of Vermouth di Torino, the product with which Bordiga is born .

Over the years the company has developed thanks to the genuineness and quality of its products and becomes the reference point not only for Vermouth, but also for liqueurs and spirits, especially Alpine ones, but not only: in the early 1900s in the alembicchi della Bordiga a juniper distillate is produced that still today does not envy the best known gins in the world.

The centuries pass, times change, the great crisis of the 1920s but especially the second post-war period saw great changes and the production of liqueur factories was also affected.
Now thanks also to the synthesis and production of artificial flavors it is possible to produce high quantities at cheap prices, obviously of mediocre or even low quality.
Small artisans suffer from this situation: either they are transformed and become huge industrial realities or they are gradually destined to close.

Bordiga does not adapt to this evolution and the production remains that of the origins even if the difficulties are enormous, as evidenced by the countless closures of well-known brands.
The philosophy and quality of the products that animated the founder remained unchanged; we continued to produce always starting from selected and quality raw materials.

Characteristics that remain today: the good Piedmontese wine, the alpine officinal herbs still hand-picked by the mountain dwellers, the finest spices, the purest grain alcohol, the most refined sugar and the water of our Alps constitute, at the nowadays just like in the distant 1888 , the basis with which our master distillers, with their ancestral and jealously guarded wisdom, produce the renowned Bordiga products today appreciated all over the world.

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Brands

Bordiga

Country

Italy

Price

$50 – $100

Type

Vermouth

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