What Are You Tasting: Destilerías Manuel Acha Vino Vermouth Blanco

basque vermouth
 

 

WINE

Destilerías Manuel Acha has been a prominent distillery in the Basque Country since its establishment in 1831. Today, Gabriel Acha continues the family traditions and recipes to create artisanal vermouth. Their vermouth is made by fortifying a neutral wine and macerating it with botanicals including wormwood, gentian & bitter orange. 

PLACE

The distillery is located in the city of Amurrio, right near the Cantabrian Sea in the Basque region of Spain. Spaniards drink vermouth like Italians drink espresso; it is meant to be a beverage more for drinking during the day than at night. 

PAIRING

The Vermouth Blanco from Atcha is fresh with floral aromas followed on the palate by a hint of sweetness and slightly bitter flavor. You’ll find notes of wild herbs, mint, orange peel and berries on the palate. Pair this with salty cheeses or olives.

TAKEAWAY

This is a perfect aperitif; we recommend serving it on ice with an orange peel. It also makes a wonderful addition to cocktails. 

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