Tasting Notes for Winestillery Tuscan Red Vermouth
Aroma: Intense, broad and complex aroma, a delicate note of flowers, including violets. In addition, it has a lively aroma of small red fruits, including rosemary and artemisia.
Taste: Elegant, round with a silky texture in the mouth. Red fruits together with black berries, a delicate bitterness of fresh herbs.
Finish: A long mineral finish with notes of fresh spices and crushed red pepper.
Winestillery, the first and only “Vinstilleria” in the world, a Winery and a Distillery merged together to create a new take on traditional products. All the spirits distilled by Winestillery must originate from grapes or vines, and all botanicals are only selected from those of the Tuscan tradition. These guys take their wine and spirits seriously, and have even gone as far as writing a Grape to Glass Manifesto which you can find on their website.
Although the Vermouth tradition is historically linked to Piedmont region, in particular to Turin, the birth of this distillate has Tuscan roots, linked to the production of wine and the intense spice trade of the eighteenth century.
Winestillery's recipe for its Vermouth is simple: a careful selection of its wines combined with the natural botanicals of Tuscany. Furthermore, the use of caramel or any other coloring is refused in order to maintain the natural ruby color deriving from the wine. The result is an extraordinary, iconicly Tuscan Vermouth, with a complex botanical appeal and at the same time extremely familiar.
Created by a family that has been in the wine world for two generations, the folks at Winestillery are lucky enough to be able renew their passion every day among the vineyards. The Distillery is in a unique territory, Tuscany, in particular the Chianti Classico region, with its hills that seem to be drawn by the hands of God, splendid rows of grapevines alternating with olive groves, thick dark woods filled with oak and chestnut trees, long lines of austere cypresses that mark a path to the horizon. Surrounded by so much beauty, the Winestillery folks decided to base their project on one simple desire: to celebrate the land of Tuscany by creating with their own hands products that capture the terroir with all of its nuances.
To achieve this goal, Winestillery was created, the first and only “Vinstilleria” in the world. They merged together a Winery and a Distillery to reinterpret an extremely traditional product, wine, creating unconventional Tuscan products, such as Gin, Vodka, Vermouth and every other category of Wine and Spirit that could challenge their founder and Master Distiller, Enrico Chioccioli Altadonna.
Winestillery is a radical project, lively and evolving thanks to the experimentation and dialectic between the Highest Oenological knowledge and the finest Art of Distillation. A holistic production philosophy has been embraced, expressed in the Winestillery Grape to Glass Manifesto. Each of their products is “custom tailored from the harvest to the glass”.
Producer Winestillery Style Tuscan Vermouth Volume 75cl ABV 18%