Massican, Il Vermouth di Friulano, Calistoga 2015 [CLOSE OUT]
(16% ABV) Inspired by the original Italian vermouth made in Piemonte by the Cinzano family in the eighteenth century il vermouth di friulano began as a dry white wine made from old vine tocai friulano that typically finds its home in our annia blend. After that we fortify the wine with a proprietary maceration of aromatic herbs and spices. Some of those ingredients include indian coriander, nutmeg, orange peel and quassia wood which has been used for centuries as a digestive agent to make vermouth. Our white wine is aged in barrels for six months before the maceration is added to the wine. The mixture is aged an additional six months in those same barriques. The wine has a small percentage of residual sugar to help soften the bitterness and high alcohol. And to weave the fortified flavors together, il vermouth di friulano is bottled before harvest, and is a classic aperitivo served chilled but best served blended with other spirits before dinner. After opening the wine deserves to be stored in a cool dry place or in your refrigerator to preserve its longevity.