ml: 750 ml.
- Dark topaz colour with mahogany tones and caramel reflections, clean and very bright.
- Mouth with good contrast sugar/bitterness and with a bitterness that goes further in the end of mouth, sweet and glyceride, but with astringency and bitterness that sustain them, has the integrated sweetness while the bitterness takes longer to come out, where you are left with a pleasant persistence. Good aftertaste.
- Nose: it is intense but with a softer expression and without complexity, i.e. notes of aromatic herbs, candied fruit, flowers and citrus.
OUR VERMOUTH CASA ALBERTO
Vermouth is a drink made from wine in which different herbs are infused or macerated and added such as grape syrup, as well as different sugars derived from grapes.
Like many alcoholic beverages, vermouth has its origin in medicine: the Greeks already made “Hippocratic wine” and the Romans “Absinthiatum wine”, both can be considered the origin of today’s vermouth. However, it was not until the end of the 18th century that the Carpano brothers of Turin began to produce what we now consider vermouth, also called Wermut (German word for “wormwood wine”). Wormwood is the basic herbaceous plant used to make vermouth.
Traditionally, the vermouth consumed in Madrid was draft and gradually disappeared from taverns and bars, being replaced by bottled brands. Currently, draft vermouth is conserved only in some taverns, such as Casa Alberto, which makes its own brand of Vermouth. Today, Casa Alberto maintains its seltzer saturator (where water with gas is made).
The manufacturing process of the Casa Alberto Vermouth begins with the use of a neutral base wine, in our case a white wine of the zalema grape variety, which is a white grape, whose origins are in the County of Huelva in Spain. Outside the Iberian Peninsula it is very difficult to find this variety. Its name comes from the Arabic, Salem, which means peace. The vines are very vigorous and very productive. Very resistant to drought, it adapts to less fertile soils. It is a difficult grape to process, with a tendency to rapid oxidation. The wines obtained provide vegetable, fruity and fresh memories, very light on the palate. Our Casa Alberto vermouth will leave ample aromas and an elegant bitter tone.
Wormwood which has anti-inflammatory and anaesthetic properties, and gentian which is an excellent medicinal plant for taking care of hair and keeping it strong and healthy, and which has antibiotic effect as well as cardamom with antidiabetic properties as it has substances that increase the natural production of manganese in the body, anticancer because it is a source of antioxidants that fights free radicals and is a rich source of calcium, so it helps promote bone health and cartilage, as well as their regeneration, dictamnus used popularly as a digestive and hypotensive and citrus peels, stand out among the more than 10 spices and aromatic plants selected to achieve the balance between bitter and spices.
Our Casa Alberto Vermouth undergoes several processes before bottling, one of them is maceration, which receives special treatment when mixing herbs and selected plants, stirring periodically to achieve that aromatic intensity that predominates and characterises it.
Another point to emphasise is the filtering of the vermouth that is submitted to several processes until obtaining the characteristic caramelized crystalline tone.