Carpano, using a recipe from his grandmother, is credited with making the first commercial vermouth in the sweet red or Italian style. Originally vermouth was a beverage based on the plant wormwood (”Wermut” in German) and used medicinally. Since Carpano the essential feature of vermouth, the aperitif, is that it is flavored with a large number of different plants. Good vermouth should be complex with no single botanical predominating.
Imagine listening to a symphony. The great music reaches a crescendo. Uncontrollably, one begins to tingle and feel warm. This is what VYA sweet does to your mouth - the special effect of certain plants. In contrast to the coolness of VYA extra dry, VYA sweet is warm and spicy. It’s bitter sweetness stimulating the appetite for foods to follow.