Red Vermouth (Vermut Rojo)
Padró I Familia Bodega
The wine-making origins of the Padró family date back to the year 1886 and to the village of Bràfim (Tarragona), which was, at the time a busy agricultural hub with around 400 inhabitants.
The Padró family are one of the big local vermouth producers but are less known abroad than some of the others. Building the company producing premium quality bulk wine they know put there name to there very own premium vermouth brand Padró & Co!
The base wine of this premium vermouth is made with Macabeo and Xarel-lo grapes from their own vineyards. After the first winter, the herbal formula of red vermouth is added, resulting in a vermouth base that will be aged and refined in casks for nine to twelve months. The casks were once used to transport sherry wines in Xerez and are nowadays adapted to store this vermouth.
A very expressive nose with aromas of sweet spices – in particular cinnamon and cloves – with lots of candied fruits. A creamy and fresh palate that gives way to a finish reminiscent of slightly bitter Mediterranean herbs. Serve with tomato juice and some lemon juice, Lea & Perrins, Tabasco and salt & pepper.
Serving and Pairing:
Enjoy with tapas and snacks.
Served at 8-9 ºC.
Gold medal: International Wine Awards 2017
92 points: Penin Spirits & Cocktail Guide 2017