The marriage between the Martinez Lacuesta family and the vermouth goes back to the decade of the 30s, when by chance, we were offered the opportunity to enter into this exciting world of wine aperitifs. Our strive to improve has led us to research and try new vintage formulas, combining different types of wood, toasting levels, storage periods and product packaging. The result of that is this collection of vermouths. They are all so different and unique that they have won the praise of our clients and the respect of experts.
Bodega Martinez Lacuesta Rojo Vermouth, hand-made by Martinez Lacuesta since 1937, is held to be one of the finest aperitifs. The “botanicals” (in Italian language called “Conzia”), or herbal extracts (herbs and aromatic plants cold-macerated in white wine) are first aged in American oak barrels and then added to the white base wine along with sugar, citric acid, caramel and alcohol. On the nose it is highly aromatic, evoking the macerated herbs used: vanilla, chamomile, gentian and others. In the mouth it is a perfect balance between bitterness, sweetness and acidity with a long finish.
NOSE: Highly aromatic, evoking the macerated herbs used: vanilla, chamomile, gentian.
PALATE: Perfect balance between bitterness, sweetness and acidity.
FINISH: Long, bitter sweet.