Ransom Wines & Spirits (375 ml) Dry Vermouth, Oregon (36.8 proof)
Item Number: 11364
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): White Wine / Botanical Infusion
Type: Spirits - Vermouth
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 18.4
Notes from Tad Seestedt: "Ransom Dry Vermouth harkens back to the flourishing cocktail culture of the Belle Époque, when joie de vivre filled the air, and vermouth made the evolutionary leap from charlatan snake oil and disguised refuse to a distinguished mainstay of the era's most popular drinks: the Martinez, the Martini, the Marguerite, and the Manhattan. A revival in the mixing of these classic cocktails encouraged us to bring such endangered spirits as Old Tom Gin back into production, we yearned for an aperitif with the aromatic complexity and grace to complement our spirits. So began the era of vermouth at Ransom."
Production Notes: Ransom's production of vermouth is the great bridge between their winemaking and distilling trades. Beginning in the winery with small lots of organic grapes, we carefully ferment and blend wines of elegance and character. In the distillery, Tad Seestedt alambically distills and barrel ages brandy from the house-made base wine for fortification. Next, the vermouth is infused with a blend of aromatic botanicals divined through five years of trials. Sweetened ever so slightly and gently filtered before bottling, the Ransom Dry Vermouth retains the traditional slight golden color of its Belle Époque ancestors.
Base Wine: A blend of organically farmed aromatic white grape varieties and Pinot Noir.
Fortifying Brandy: Alambic pot distilled in house from a blend of wines from Pacific Northwest grapes. Barrel aged in mixed French oak.
Infusion: Wormwood*, Rosehip*, Scullcap*, Chamomile*, Orange Peel*, Verbena*, Spearmint*, Star Anise*, Cinnamon Bark*, Coriander*, Arch Angel Root*, Burdock Root*, Fennel*, Cardamom,* Lemon Peel* and Vanilla Bean (*denotes organic ingredient)
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