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Mathiasson Sweet Vermouth #4 (375mL)

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Mathiasson Sweet Vermouth #4 (375mL)

Regular price $39.00
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Steve always leads by saying this vermouth is primarily about the wine. The base wine. It is 80% Flora, which is a variety bred at UC Davis by the legendary Harold Olmo back in the 1950’s. Flora is a cross between Semillon and Gewurtztraminer. Though Olmo isn’t with us any more to confirm our theory, our conviction is that he bred it specifically for fortified wines. The California industry moved away from these types of wines and Flora fell into obscurity. When Steve heard that Flora still existed in the organically farmed Yount Mill Vineyard he immediately begged for some fruit. For the Vermouth No. 4 he also used 20% Muscat of Alexandria, which was harvested as raisins and aged in barrel for four years. Batch No. 4 is a non-vintage blend of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 vintages. The older wine gives the dried jammy fruit and nutty flavors, and the younger wine is more vibrant with fresh fruits. Since Matthiasson’s Vermouth is always non-vintage they only make a new batch each two to three years. Each year the fruit is picked very late, with some botrytis and raisins at harvest. To complement the natural grape aromas of the Flora we made infusions of our own home-grown blood oranges and sour cherries, along with coriander seed that we purchased. The infusions were made in a base of high-proof neutral grape spirits. The bittering was mainly done by adding an infusion of their own home-grown cardoons with purchased chinchona bark and blessed thistle to infuse for a little more complexity. This Napa Valley Sweet Vermouth No. 4 makes a great Boulevardier, Blood & Sand, Negroni, Manhattan, or even better, can be served neat, on the rocks, or to accompany dessert. 

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