Grand Cru Selections

Massican Vermouth


Inspired by the original Italian vermouth made in Piemonte by the Cinzano family in the eighteenth century, this Vermouth beings life as a dry white wine that is fortified with a proprietary maceration of aromatic herbs and spices. The wine is aged in barrel for five months before the maceration is added and stays an additional six months in barrel with the maceration. The wine has a small percentage of residual sugar to help soften the bitterness and high alcohol and to weave the fortified flavors together.

When I was living in Italy I got hooked on aperitif and digestive bitters. When I moved to Napa I began making amaro at home, trying to replicate the taste, flavors and textures of digestives I had tasted abroad but was unable to purchase in the States.
— Dan Petroski