Since 1883, the Distillerie des Alpes has committed itself to perpetuating the purest vermouth recipe traditions of Chambray and the Alpes. The distillery’s subtle blend of plants, fruits, spices, and flowers are a perfect reflection of the authentic flavors of the locality.
Routin Vermouth Rouge was the first recipe created by Philibert Routin and remains the hallmark of his legacy. It begins with a blend of 24 herbs and spices that are macerated for up to four weeks in Vin de Savoie, made from Jacquére grapes which are local to the region. Sauvignon Blanc is added to the infusion, and the resulting blend is then rested in wine barrels made with wood from the Tronçais Forest. After six months, to acheive the proper balance, the rested vermouth is blended with unaged vermouth in equal parts. The resulting flavor profile is spritely, exhibiting lean vanilla and dried fig with a burst of quinine. 16.9%