Location: Piedmont, Italy
Giorgio Rivetti of La Spinetta fame acquired Contratto in 2011, and has been quietly developing and reintroducing the once famous brand to the market. In 150 years of winemaking, Contratto went from producing fantastic quality sparkling wines to still wines, as well as Vermouth, Tonic and Syrups.
The first Contratto Vermouth recipes date back to the 1890s. In the 1920’s/30’s when Vermouth became the “in” drink of the time, Contratto Vermouth di Torino became very popular with the winery’s annual production totaling 100,000 bottles.
Today, with the revival of classic spirits and a booming cocktail culture, Contratto is reintroducing historic products that embrace old tradition and modern demand, including Contratto Vermouth Bianco, Vermouth Rosso and Americano Rosso.