• Piedmont, Italy

Thank you to importer Louis/Dressner selections for this profile of Mauro Vergano:

After earning a degree in chemistry, Mauro Vergano studied oenology and viticulture at one of Italy's top schools. Soon after, he started working in the “flavors and fragrances” sector of a company full-time as a chemist. In his 15 years there, Mauro spent extensive time mastering the equipment that produce fragrances, all the while training his nose to correctly identify aromatic blends.

In the late 70's, Mauro channelled his combined interest in wine and aromatized fragrances by producing small batches of his own Chinato. For years it remained a hobby, but with the encouragement of his friends and family, the idea of turning his passion into a full time job started to grow on him. Three years after retiring, the first bottles of Chinato were ready for sale.

Pushing things forward, Mauro released the Luli in 2003, a Moscato based Chinato that remains the only one of its kind on the market. Next was the Americano, a twist on traditional vermouth; by using the relatively unknown grape Grignolino as the base wine, Mauro has created a light, untannic and aromatic delight. The most recent addition to the lineup is a Vermouth made in a more classic, Piedmontese style.

Mauro uses only the finest ingredients, and his cupboard is full of herbs and spices sourced locally but also from around the world. The same is true for the sourced wines: the Chinato is produced from Giuseppe Cortese's Nebbiolo, the Luli from Vittorio Bera & Figli's Moscato, the Americano from Cascina Tavijn's Grigolino and the Vermouth from Cascina Degli Ulivi's Cortese and the Bera's Moscato.

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Chinato Americano Grignolino
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "A brief description of the production cycle which all the products share: The first... Read More

Luli Moscato Chinato Moscato
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "I must say that producing a Chinato from Moscato wine was my first big challenge.... Read More

Nebbiolo Chinato Nebbiolo
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "This was my first creation. The wine I use is a Nebbiolo from Barbaresco that comes... Read More

Vermouth Bianco Cortese
In Mauro Vergano's words (courtesy of LDM website): "Vermouth is the only fortified and aromatized wine with a precise historical origin.... Read More