Macchia 'Mirto' Rosso Vermouth, Italy (36 proof)
Item Number: 15639
Sub Region: Sardinia
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Moscato / Cortese / Botanical Infusion
Type: Spirits - Vermouth & Aromatized Wine
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 18
The myrtle berry (Mirto in Italian) is Sardinia’s most famous botanical, used in the famous Mirto liqueur. It provides both color and flavor to this assertive, distinctive vermouth.
Other botanicals, all individually infused in pure grain alcohol, include wormwood*, gentian root*, helichrysum*, rhubarb-root, licorice*, pompia*, cinchona, mint*, vanilla, mace, cardamom, lemon peel, and bitter orange. *foraged in Sardinia.
The wine base is Moscato from Sardinia and the non-aromatic Cortese from Piedmont. Cane sugar is used for sweetness, 150 grams per liter, which is lower than most white and red vermouth on the market.
The slow maturation in steel tanks gives the product an amazing garnet color with amber and violet reflections that elegantly accompanies the nose of Mediterranean scrub and wild berries. The intense sensations of fresh myrtle, vanilla and citrus fruit are captured on the nose, all wrapped in a delicate caramel mantle.