YZAGUIRRE Classic Red Vermouth
With a mahogany colour and orange highlights, Yzaguirre Classic Red Vermouth has an intense aroma with herby and spicy notes. Mild balsamic touches give it a pleasant and very unique structure. It has a good aromatic intensity in the mouth which balances out the acidity very well. Long, intense and slightly bitter aftertaste.
Yzaguirre /yee sa goo-EE ray/
AB CSPC +819180
Varietals: Macabao + 40 herbs and spices
Region: Reus, Spain
Excellent as an everyday aperitif. Serve with 2 anchovy-stuffed olives, 2 or 3 ice cubes and a slice of orange. Serve very chilled.
** Vermouth, like wine, will oxidize once opened and its flavors will change over time. It’s recommended to keep your vermouth in the refrigerator to slow the process and finishing the bottle within a month.
How Vermouth is Made
Both sweet (red) vermouth and dry (white) vermouth start with the same white grapes. Brandy or alcohol is added to fortify the wine, and botanicals are added to aromatize it.
Sweet vermouth, associated with Italy, gets its reddish tint from the addition of caramelized sugar, not from barrel aging, and is generally infused with warm spices.
Dry vermouth, associated with France, is flavoured with bright and bitter botanicals.
Yzaguirre vermouth starts with a white-wine base born from the natural fermentation of hand-picked, indigenous Macabeo grapes (also known as Viura) from surrounding vineyards. This base is then mixed with a secret aromatic extract, a product of hundreds of herbs and spices macerating for nearly half a year.