Noilly Prat Original Dry Vermouth - 75cl - 18% ABV
Noilly Prat was established by Joseph Noilly, who created his first French Vermouth in 1813.
To make selected Picpoul (60%) and Clairette (40%) wines are aged ancient oak barrels in the open air, exposed to the wind, rain, sun and sea-spray. The aged wines are blended with sweet mistelle wine from the muscat grape, along with a raspberry and lemon-infused distillate.
The blend is then transferred to large casks and a secret blend of 20 botanicals (including Roman chamomile, yellow gentian, nutmeg and bitter orange) is added by hand each day in a gentle maceration lasting 3 weeks. After filtration the wines rests for a further six weeks before bottling.
On the nose there is slightly oaked mistelles with herbal aromas, balanced with floral notes and hints of chamomile. To taste the dry white wine emerge, with a complex yet delicate bitter finish laced with a touch of spice.