Sangallo Distilleria Cinque Terre
Monterosso al Mare, Liguria
Owners: Stefano Bergamino and Camilla Moggia
Established in 1964 in the beautiful village of Monterosso al Mare, one of the five villages of Liguria’s famed Cinque Terre coastline, today Stefano Bergamino and Camilla Moggia continue the family tradition of producing a wide range of spirits and liqueurs. Amaro Camatti is a Genovese specialty, first made by Umberto Briganti in 1923 and named after his wife. Bitters were originally prepared by the local pharmacist and prescribed for their healing properties. After disappearing from the market for several decades, Stefano and Camilla acquired the rights to produce Amaro Camatti, remaining faithful to the original (and secret) recipe of Umberto. It has a unique taste of china (quinine) and gentian with menthol and amaretto. A taste of Genovese history.
Alpicella was created by a monk in 1630 as an offering to pilgrims who visited the Monastery in Velva, high in the mountains above Monterosso. This ancient formula includes 32 mountain herbs and can be enjoyed on ice or with a splash of soda.