Mancino Vermouth – Sakura 500ml
Sips of Cherry Blossoms
This sweet vermouth is a blend of Italian and Japanese botanicals, with only 4,000 bottles produced every year.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
An artisanal fortified wine in the sweet Torino style, the Sakura Vermouth by Mancino is exceedingly fragrant, as though infused with the blooms from an entire garden of cherry blossom trees and Italian violets. Very pale pink, almost clear in color, it comes from a blend of twenty botanicals, with a heavy wormwood bitterness on the palate. The sweet, floral notes are boosted by hints of vanilla and peach.
This heavily fragrant vermouth can be served neat, chilled, or over ice as an apéritif. If cocktails are more your speed, we recommend pouring it in the bottom of a coupe or flute and building with cold rosé Champagne or stirring it with gin and ice in a rock glass. We like the botanical-heavy ARC Archipelago Botanical Gin for the latter. For the more adventurous home mixologist, pour chilled vermouth and a bit of Rinomato Americano Bianco in a wine glass and top it all off with as much soda water as you please. A twist of lemon or grapefruit peel seals the deal.
MASTERY OF ITALIAN MIXOLOGY
Giancarlo Mancino has been personally selecting the botanicals for his vermouths from all around the world since 2008. India, Japan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and, of course, Italy are only a few places on his list. He blends these fine ingredients to create an original, yet classic recipe for his fortified wine — sometimes for extremely limited runs.
Store your unopened bottle of vermouth in a dark, cool pantry, ideally between 15 to 18°C. Unopened bottles can last up to 4 years. Once the bottle has been opened, you can store it in the fridge with its original stopper. Cold slows down oxidation reactions, keeping your bottle as fresh as possible for up to one month.