Macchia Vermouth Mediterraneo 'Rosso Al Mirto', Sardinia, Italy
The myrtle berry (Mirto in Italian) is Sardinia’s most famous botanical, used in the famous Mirto liqueur, and 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; the wine base is Moscato from Sardinia and the non-aromatic Cortese from Piedmont. Finished alcohol 18%. Cane sugar is used for sweetness, 150 grams per liter, which is lower than most white and red vermouth on the market.
* foraged in Sardinia.
The union between selected white and aromatic Sardinian wines, fragrant herbs, leaves and myrtle berries and crystalline sugar generates a classic red vermouth.
The slow maturation in steel tanks gives the product an amazing garnet color with amber and violet reflections that elegantly accompanies the nose the classic wine olfactory imprint supported by hints of Mediterranean scrub and wild berries.
At the moment of tasting it releases all its elegance, opening itself in a slight alcoholic embrace that is a prelude to a long and satisfying persistence, rich in subtle spicy and bitter returns.
The intense sensations of fresh myrtle, vanilla and citrus fruit are captured on the nose, all wrapped in a delicate caramel mantle.