Vermouth time is that time of day … the time for the ritual of friends getting together
A new look but true to the spirit of the past
The rolling Langhe hills have always been real wine country and Luigi Calissano founded his winery here. Bearing his name, it was conceived with a surprisingly modern outlook and managed with true business intuition.Calissano makes not only the great Langhe reds but also Classic Method sparkling wines and, above all, vermouth, the aromatized wine served at every Piedmontese table.
It was not only local consumption to drive growth: in the early nineteenth century Luigi Calissano & Figli opened to overseas markets, even setting up a facility in New York.
Thanks to pioneers like Calissano, vermouth reached consumers worldwide, becoming a trend that is still very much in vogue.
Even today, after 150 years, Calissano is one of the most venerable vermouth producers and is ready for a comeback.
Born in Turin, in 1984, and a graduate of Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Turin, with a subsequent Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Milan in 2011, Andrea Autino has worked with some of Piedmont’s top cellars and spent time in Australian wineries. In 2016 his in-depth knowledge of Piedmontese wines led him to Alice Bel Colle’s Ca’ Bianca winery, as its manager and winemaker. Most of the 39 hectares of estate under vine are planted to Barbera, which is used to make wine in the cellars under Andrea’s watchful eye. The winery also produces other typical local wines like Moscato d’Asti, Dolcetto d’Acqui, Gavi, and Barolo.