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Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Bierzo, Spain
People: Patrick Mata, Owner
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The Mata Vermouth resurrection has always been a personal dream of Patrick Mata, co-founder of Olé Imports. His family sold vermouth in the United States prior to prohibition. Now almost 100 years later, Patrick is thrilled to re-introduce his family's recipe to the country.
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. While the exact blend is a secret, some of the dominant botanicals are dry chamomile, clove, vanilla and turmeric. With a spicy and slightly heady flavor profile, Mata vermouth evokes flavors of woodsy forest floor, ripe macerated berries and African spice. Delicious on its own, over ice or blended in your favorite cocktail, Mata vermouth provides unique flavor, longstanding history and pedigree winemaking in every sip.
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