Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Rouge
Dolin has long been considered the benchmark for fine Vermouth and is one of the last remaining independent producers. Recognised as the creator of Vermouth de Chambéry, Dolin has cooked up the same recipes in the Alpine hills of Chambéry since 1821. They continue to make their authentic products according to the principles and recipes that made Vermouth de Chambéry so famous; production in Chambéry itself, the maceration of real plants rather than pre-prepared infusions, and the unique addition of sugar as opposed to other sweetening products. These are remarkable Vermouths with freshness, purity and complexity. Dolin's Vermouth de Chambéry Rouge has a very long history, punctuated with many prizes and awards. 30 to 40 spices and botanicals are used to make this vermouth: coriander, hyssop, rhubarb and curacao are just some of those used in the closely-guarded secret recipe. This French vermouth can be served as an aperitif on ice - a traditional before dinner drink in France - but can also be a tasty ingredient in many cocktails, such as the famed Negroni and Manhattan. It has a lustrous coppery colour, gentle aromas of fruit compote, of prunes and walnuts with grassy notes, tempered by spicy aromas like Szechwan pepper followed further by aromas of almond, citrus, pear and cinnamon with gingerbread, tobacco, oregano and hyssop notes. This very rich bouquet is tempered by a subtle bitter base wine.