Casa Mariol Vermut Negre NV, Terra Alta, Spain 1L
Vermouth, 1L. Full bodied 100% Macabeu from Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain. 15.0% ABV. Vegetarian
Mahogany colour with a bouquet of herbal aromas, particularly thyme and rosemary with hints of spices. Refreshing and smooth on the palate with balanced acidity. Long, lingering finish with notes of caramel. SWA Gold Medal.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
Sue Jones of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn found this Spanish vermouth to be 'alluring, with cinnamon, nutmeg and cola notes', while team leader Tom Forrest also found 'some sweet cola', as well as notes of aniseed and liquorice root.'
Producer Profile Casa Mariol
The Mariol family has been in the wine business for over 100 years operating out of La Batea, a medieval town in the heart of Terra Alta region of Catalunya. In 1945, the family’s patriarch, José María Vaquer Bes, began selling wines in Rues in Barcelona from his car. The Casa Mariol brand known to the public today was created by descendants Marta, Josep Maria and Miguel Angel in 2007. Their unique, innovative, eye-catching packaging has attracted much attention as have the wines. Under the watchful eye of Miguel Angel Vaquer, the house aims and succeeds in creating quality wines and vermouths at a fantastic value.