Mata Tinto Vermouth, Spain (30 proof)
Item Number: 11225
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Bierzo
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Mencia / Botanical Infusion
Type: Spirits - Vermouth
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Dating back to a family recipe from 1880, Patrick Mata’s ancestors have been producing this artisan Spanish vermouth for well over a century. They developed the perfect recipe over time through trial and tribulation of over 40 blends; this one came out on top. Having sold the original winery in Malaga in the 1970’s, Mata Vermouth is now made in the northern Spanish province of Bierzo. The vermouth is made in a French style, meaning it is slightly drier and aged for more than 18 months with its spices. This process allows for better integration of flavor through gentle co-mingling of wine and herbs. In addition, the alcohol is seamless and integrates into the flavors more elegantly.
Vinification Notes: The vinified wine macerates for approximately 18 months with various roots, flowers and savory herbs. Examples include Ceylon cinnamon, star anise, clove, saffron, bitter orange peel and sage. Once maceration is complete, the vermouth is filtered and slightly fortified. Wine spirits are added along with a little grape must to complete the mouthfeel.
Tasting Notes: With a spicy and slightly heady flavor profile, Mata Vermouth evokes flavors of woodsy forest floor, ripe macerated berries and African spices. Delicious on its own, over ice, or blended in your favorite cocktail, Mata Vermouth provides unique flavor, longstanding history and winemaking pedigree in every sip.