Antica Formula is a red fine vermouth made made in Italy. It is based on a recipe found in the Carpano archive and created by Antonio Benedetto Carpano dating back to 1786. Antonio Benedetto is widely recognised as the inventor of Vermouth.
Today Antica Formula is produced by Fratelli Branca Distillerie of Milan. They also produce many other products including Carpano, Punt e Mes and Fernet Branca. To produce Antica Formula, local Piedmontese Moscato wines are blended with robust red wines from Sicily as the base wine for the Vermouth. To this the ‘concia’ in added. The “concia” is a combination of spirits, sugar and a secret herbal infusion of up to 50 herbs and vanilla.
Antica Formula’s flavour profile, subtle, delicious with unique vanilla notes, is the result of Branca’s love and skills to preserve its unequalled and exclusive products. A rare speciality, unique for its bouquet with vanilla notes. Produced in limited quantities and bottled and labelled a faithful replica of the 1786 original label.
It is widely recognised as one of the best Vermouth’s in the world and will elevate your Negroni or Americano cocktails to a new level.