Mata Blanco Vermouth, Spain (30 proof)
Item Number: 12770
Region: Castilla y Leon
Sub Region: Bierzo
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Dona Blanca / 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.
Vinification: The vinified wine macerates for approximately 40 days with various roots, flowers and savory herbs. Examples include bitter orange peel, sage, thyme and star anise. Once maceration is complete, the vermouth is filtered and slightly fortified. Wine spirits are added, along with a small amount of grape must, to create a rounder mouthfeel.
Tasting Notes: This vermouth falls under the category of what people now call "sipping vermouths". It is sweet, yet bitter, and perfect served over ice on its own with a wedge of orange. While the exact blend is a secret, some of the dominant botanicals are star anise, saffron, mint and thyme.