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Staff Pick

Primitivo Quiles Vermouth Rojo

Item # 30957 1L
$19.99/ Single Bottle
$119.94/ Case of 6

Tasting Notes

This historic family winery dating back to the 1780s produces some of the most authentically traditional and highly respected wines in all of Europe. They also make this out of control good red vermouth based in the original secret family recipe. The touch of sweetness is balanced well by surprising notes of green grass, kola nut, tree bark, baking spice, and nutty oxidative notes. Supple, delicious, and versatile.

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Staff Pick Notes

With dinner you might pair a perfect bottle of red. After dinner you might enjoy a cordial. But what about before the meal? Enter the apéritif. The pre-meal drink is designed to prepare the palate for a satisfying dinner. Vermouth, one classic apéritif, is a type of aromatized wine, meaning it's infused with botanicals understood to make your stomach grumble. Vermouth is lightly fortified, too, so expect a higher ABV. P. Quiles Vermouth is an apéritif I don't want to stop drinking. Made from Monastrell wine, this golden dram tastes like a treat of crumbly cinnamon-apple strudel. The Primitivo Quiles family has been practicing viniculture and winemaking in Alicante, Spain since 1780.

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