The original recipe for Contratto Bitter dates back to 1933 and is based on a mixture of 24 delicately infused, premium natural herbs, spices, roots, and seeds combined with Italian Brandy. A slow, cold maceration process is carried out according to tradition, resulting in a sophisticated, all natural elixir. This complex yet well-balanced “boutique” apertif is capable of turning any CONTRATTO Bitter-based cocktail into an exceptional experience.
The Bianco style of vermouth is especially well represented in Italy and Contratto’s version ranks up there with the best. Made from a base of the local Cortese grape as well as Chardonnay the wine is fortified with sugar, brandy, and over 50 herbs, botanicals and spices that include hawthorn flower, coriander seeds, chamomile, yellow sweet clover, aloe, hibiscus, bergamot and much more.