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Berto Ross da Travaj Red Vermouth NV


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Absolutely delicious and a FANTASTIC value!!!

Producer/Winery: Carlo Quaglia; Antica Distilleria Quagua; Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy.

Grape Variety: Vermouth blend made using an historic Quaglia family recipe – Arneis, Cortese, Trebbiano, Barbera d’Asti, herbs and spices (bitter orange, absinthe, gentian, cardamom, vanilla, coriander, mint, mace, hops, thyme, marjoram, lemon, cinnamon, clove, rhubarb, angelica)

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $17.10 1 L. bottle (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping

Tasting:

    Prologue: We drink sweet red vermouth in a short glass mixed with ice, a slice of squeezed orange and a couple dashes of bitters. This Vermouth has a unique bitterness and we don’t add any bitters.

    Clear garnet color. Because we have added fresh squeezed orange there was a substantial orange aroma, but the vermouth adds whiffs of almond, apricot, anise and citrus. A soft and silky mouthfeel with a mixture of flavors including citrus, licorice, sweet spices and a unique bittersweet jolt as the liquid slides through the palate. The flavors continue through a long finish and a lingering aftertaste that’s a perfect combination of sweetness and bitterness. We’ve had numerous brands of Vermouth and this one is clearly near the top of the list…it’s absolutely delicious and a FANTASTIC value!!!

Historical photo of equipment used in the Antica Distilleria Quagua
Photo from Antica Distilleria Quagua.

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See also: All our Vermouth reviews.

Alcohol Content: 17%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 7 61503 45253 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.