Bodegas Valdespino Vermouth, Jerez (30 proof)
Item Number: 16881
Sub Region: Jerez
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Moscatel / VOS Oloroso / Botanical Infusion
Type: Spirits - Vermouth
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 15
The Valdespino Vermouth is made from assembling very old oloroso sherry wine and Moscatel, which provides a stylish citrus note. After undergoing a hydro-alcoholic maceration process with bitter extracts of mugwort, coriander, elderberry and gentian, together with chamomile flowers, aromatic cloves, cinnamon, dried Seville oranges and juniper berries, the final blend is then aged in barrels which have previously contained Valdespino oloroso wines, all these coming together to make an intense and complex vermouth with a sumptuous balance of aromas.
This vermouth is a signature aperitif with an unmistakable identity characterized by the prominence of the old oloroso from Jerez, alongside an elegant dash of bitterness, which is offset by the sweetness of the Moscatel. The result is a subtly balanced taste with unique spicy and citrus notes provided by the botanicals and fruits.
Nose: Intense spicy aromas with hints of oloroso sherry.
Mouth: Citrus notes from oranges, with a lovely, spiced blend of clove and gentian. An elegant, enveloping bitterness resulting in a complex yet smooth palate. Warm and welcoming, faintly sweet aftertaste.
Pairing: Serve in a tumbler glass, with ice and a slice of grapefruit or orange. Ideal as an aperitif, accompanied by nuts, olives and pickles, it also combines superbly with seafood conservas.
About the Label: Valdespino's original ‘Tonic for the Sick’ label, dating back over a century, was selected from the family's label museum as the inspiration for Valdespino Aperitifs. The image--somewhere between Art Deco and vintage--is an attempt to recover the iconic designs from when Valdespino started producing aperitifs at the end of the 19th century.