By Suzan Ryan, editor bars&clubs

Spanish wine and artisan vermouth producer Casa Mariol has released its Vermut Negre vermouth for sale in Australia. The 15 per cent ABV vermouth uses a base wine from the Macabeo grape, macerated with up to 150 ingredients, including green walnuts, rosemary, thyme, orange peel, wormwood and cardamom.

Casa Mariol spokesman Miquel Angel Vaquer said: “Casa Mariol Vermut Negre has a unique dark colour and taste enhanced by barrel maturation in a solera system; it has a distinctive herbaceous and rich taste.” Casa Mariol has been producing wine for 100 years and vermouth for almost as long.

Vaquer recommends the vermouth be served on ice with a slice of orange and a green olive (topped with soda if desired) or in Martinis, Manhattans or Negronis.

Casa Mariol Vermut Negre (RRP $39)  is available through Armada Imports.

The Shout Team

The leading online news service for Australia's beer, wine, spirits and hospitality industries.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *