The producer jokingly calls it “Bone White Boissiere,” but it's indeed bracingly dry, with mouthwatering acidity. The aroma has a faint earthiness but no sweetness to it, while the palate adds mild pear and elderflower, finishing with just a squeak of citrus. Sip with a curl of lemon peel, or substitute it for dry Sherry in food pairings or cocktails.
Boissiere's prized original blend, infused with select botanicals such as elderflower, chamomile and coriander, was developed in France in 1857. In 1971, seeking a new home, Boissiere relocated to the other side of Mont Blanc to Turin, Italy. This vermouth can claim two of the capitols of vermouth as it home.