Lustau Red Vermut
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Lustau Red Vermut

Item # 36683 750mL

The master's at this world class bodega, already world renowned for their fortified wines, have focused their skills on one of the world's oldest fortified drinks with this vermouth. Made from a base of Pedro Ximenez and Amontillado sherries, each aged for 10 years in solera, are blended with infusions of wormwood, gentian, coriander, and orange peel among other botanicals. Like walking a tight rope, the wine is balanced and direct while the well defined flavors hang at the precipice without ever falling over. A must have for vermouth lovers and a excellent addition to the category all around.

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$275.52/ Case of 12
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We've come to know vermouth as a mere supporting actor in martinis. Thanks to Spain, however, it's getting its due as a star in its own right. Even in cocktails it has taken on more of a starring role. One of my favorite cocktails this summer is the Yayo, a specialty of an old vermouth bar in Madrid. It's a mix of sweet red vermouth, gin, lemon and seltzer. Lustau's is a perfect choice for this with an extra hint of sweetness, while its rich undertones of dried fruit, nuts and spice really shine through. A stellar vermouth from one of Sherry's top producers. Yayo 2 1./2 oz sweet red vermouth 1 oz gin 1/2 tsp lemon juice, plus lemon wedge garnish 2 oz. selzer




Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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Sherry actually gets its name from our anglo-inability to pronounce the word “Jerez,” the town at the southern end of Spain in which the wine is produced. Like Champagne, Sherry can only be called Sherry if it comes from this specific region. That said, there are other “Sherry-styled” wines worthy of note produced outside of the Sherry D.O. (known as vinos generosos). Montilla, lying to the north-east of Jerez, produces some of the finest Pedro Ximénez in the world.

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