Rosso Sweet Vermouth
17.5% Alc./Vol. - Canadian Vermouth, made just outside Victoria, BC, in the Township of Esquimalt.
WORLD'S BEST SEMI-SWEET VERMOUTH / 2023 World Vermouth Awards
DOUBLE-GOLD MEDAL / 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
GOLD MEDAL / 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
TASTING NOTES Plums, figs, oranges, brown sugar and spices. Rosemary, cinnamon and cola with a finish that rolls right into the next sip. The World Vermouth Awards said it tasted like "Lovely aromatic and savoury nose. Some white pepper on the palate along with cloves, star anise. Very wine forward on the palate - very ripe and delish - nice herbal-ness to it, very pleasant."
This BC Vermouth is made in the style of a traditional Italian Rosso Vermouth, but with enough Vancouver Island character to stand on its own. Thirty-two different botanicals are precisely extracted into a continuously aged Solera and then added to our fortified blueberry-blossom mead to create a sweet vermouth tailor made for classic cocktails like a Negroni, Martinez or Manhattan. Frequently enjoyed over ice, perhaps topped with sparkling water.
We uncovered techniques, botanicals and formulas from the great, long-forgotten, 19th-century Vermouth houses of Italy and North America and combined this knowledge with a modern and empirical approach.
Each botanical is extracted completely separately from one another and then blended after extraction - this allows us to accurately dial in the exact desired flavour, regardless of seasonal/regional changes. This extract blend is then continuously aged in a Solera system.
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Produced and bottled by Rootside Provisions Ltd.
Winery License #308286