Country of origin: Spain Alcohol content: 11.5% ABV
Macebau Wine is fermented with selected yeast at low temperatures in stainless steel containers. Darkened with unripe green walnuts and macerated with local spices and herbs from the Matarrana area. Aged through the traditional system of solera for 6 months, to create a vermouth that is refreshing with a balanced acidity.
A lighter expression of a european sweet vermouth, both in botanical selection and caramel intensity. This spanish vermouth brings a herbal and citrusy bouquet of flavours followed by a crisper grape finish. Notes of thyme and rosemary with hints of cinnamon and spice. Nice bitterness on the finish with caramel notes.
Try it in the spanish style, on the rocks with an optional dash of soda, garnished with an olive and an orange wedge on a pick.
PLEASE NOTE: It is OnlyBitters view that you should refrigerate Vermouth after opening.
About Casa Mariol
In Batea, vineyards and wine are a religion and Casa Mariol a home to the pious parishioners. The village’s inhabitants live in houses that were built centuries ago to store wine. They take care of the fields as if these were their gardens, and the celebrations of their patron saint, San Miguel, are postponed so as not to coincide with the grape harvest.
As a company, Casa Mariol was born in 1945, founded by José María Vaquer Bes. In his home, they had always made wine, so José María began to sell it using his brand new Opel Blitz car. The Mariol wines from Batea began to reach important markets such as those of Reus and Barcelona. On the barrels from the city wine merchants it was common to find “Batea” written in chalk, together with the number of José María’s second truck, a Chevrolet with a 77777 number plate which they said was famous in Catalonia.
In the 60s, the production of wine ceased to be made in Casa, and a modern winery was built.