Augusto, Artisan Vermouth by Palazzo Tronconi

Label of Love

Label design by Donatella Francati

Label design by Donatella Francati

artisan vermouth

Last month we were very excited to tell you about Augusto, our first artisan vermouth. Made with 70% of our biodynamic wine Fregellae from the grape pampanaro for the base and fortified with 15% our natural grappa Uaddia of Fregellae. We collaborated with local herbalist Valentina Fraioli adding fusions of herbs including absinthe, lemon balm, grand wormwood, sweet fennel, angelica, camellia and gentiana.

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The next step was to design a label, traditionally vermouth labels are very decorative and floral highlighting the botanical element involved in the production of this aromatised, fortified wine. We wanted something strong and bold that had a vintage feel to it. Donatella Francati our designer used a simple colour palette of three colours, highlighting the golden yellow of the herb gentian.

Next step is designing the bottle, what a beautiful process we work to....

 

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Palazzo Tronconi and bookingsforyou.com Cooking Class

Surrey, England

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I am still trying to work out how we pulled this one off, a true comedy moment, myself the winemaker, a head chef and a pizza maker squeezed into the smallest of cars, a fiat, with pots, pans and ingredients, including eggs, all en route to the UK for a small taster of what we offer at our cookery classes here at Palazzo Tronconi, Arce.

Hosted by Jo Mackay owner of www.bookingsforyou.com in her beautiful Surrey home, we bought the flavours of Italy to her kitchen. The event kicked off with Head Chef Leonard Grimaldi, presenting a step by step class of a four course menu. 

 Everyone seemed genuinely interested in what we had to offer,  the bloggers and writers were intrigued by our own biodynamic wines, whilst enjoying the flavours of our region.

Later in the evening 15 guests were invited to take part in a pizza making class with Giuseppe Marcuccili.

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A completely different atmosphere to the earlier class, this was messy, fun and noisy, the results were incredible, four types of pizzas all made with the same dough but each with different toppings. Lots of pleasing sounds came from the guests as each pizza was presented hot out of the oven! Thank you to Jo and bookingsforyou.com and to everyone that came for your wonderful write-ups!

NEXT STOP RAW FAIR LONDON!

pizza lesson
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