Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth. It is dark brown in color and has a bitter flavor. Punt e Mes literally means "point and a half" in Piedmontese. The name may refer to the flavor being characterized as one ”point” of sweetness and half a point of bitterness, which is the "official story" of the producers.
It can be used as a substitute for regular rosso vermouth in such drinks as the Americano, Manhattan, Negroni, and Boulevardier. Punt e Mes has a strong, distinctive flavor, half-way between regular rosso vermouth and Campari.
Punt e Mes was made by the Carpano family from Turin until 2001, when Distillerie Fratelli Branca of Milan bought it.
About Fratelli Branca Distillerie
Fratelli Branca, formal name Fratelli Branca Distillerie Srl, is a distillery based in Milan, Italy, that was founded in 1845. Fratelli Branca makes the amaro digestif, Fernet Branca.
In 2001, the company purchased the majority of Carpano family of Turin's interests in Carpano Antico and Punt e Mes.
PLEASE NOTE: It is OnlyBitters view that you should refrigerate Vermouth after opening.