Contratto Bitter

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Contratto Bitter

100cl | 22% ABV | Italy

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Based on the original Contratto recipe from 1933, this bitter makes for a perfect base for a Negroni, with the gentian orange peel and wormwood all poised to anchor the cocktail.

Bittersweet overall, with clear orange notes matched by the drying finish (with a touch of aromatic cardamom) you'd expect from a classic Italian Bitter, there's so many layers to Contratto.

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About this product

Contratto Bitter is based on a mixture of 24 botanicals that are infused into Italian Brandy. Both bitter and sweet orange, cloves, gentian, hibiscus, wormwood, juniper, sage and cardamom all play key parts in the flavour profile.

Contratto was founded in 1867 by Giuseppe Contratto, with the first Vermouth released in 1890s. In 2011, it was acquired by the Rivetti family who have helped restore much of the brand's former glory.

The winery has a long, distinguished history - at one point Contratto was the personal supplier to the Vatican as well as to the Italian Royal Family. Their historic cathedral cellars are now even designated a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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