Padro Rojo Amargo Vermouth
Producer: Padro & CoVolume: 75clABV: 18%
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 fifth generation, currently in charge of the winery, are following the same philosophy as their ancestors and producing quality bulk and bottled wine, liqueur wines and vermouths and have taken care to make sure their company keeps up with the times as regards modern wine-making processes and technology (tangential filtration, continuous tartaric stabilization and so on…) at their bottling plant as well as extending the Padró family vineyards and implementing a new grape reception and wine storage facility.
Rojo Amargo starts with an initial infusion of mountain plants, with their small roots and highly aromatic flowers. The vermouth then rests for two years in chestnut barrels gently absorbing the aromas and, once the ageing process is complete, a second herb mixture is added consisting of a combination of plant bark and roots from the area around the winery, which give the vermouth even more character and its bitter tang.
Zesty aromas of ripe orange peel with a subtle touch of cinnamon follow through into balsamic notes of clove and dried fruits such as apricot.
Smooth and full-bodied palate with fresh sensations of orange, followed by a superbly bitter taste that is round, intense and reminiscent of tobacco, chinchona bark and honeyed caramel.