Wine of the Week – La Copa Vermouth

The Gonzalez Byass portfolio adds La Copa Vermouth, a blend of 8-year old Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez from the century old cellars in Jerez.. It’s a classic aperitif that is based on recipes from the 19th century,

To preserve and recover traditional techniques, they sourced their archives and used Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry from their soleras in Jerez, Spain.
The sweet sherries macerated with aromatic spices and botanicals such as wormwood, clove, orange peel, nutmeg, angelica and quinine, creating a wine with both the flavors of classic Vermouth and undertones of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherries.

The result is a sweet vermouth that works well in classic mixed cocktails such as the Negroni or by itself on the rocks. The winery chose the opportunity to revive “an original and distinctive brand – La Copa,” and adds that today, vermouth consumption is “on-trend”  in Spain and this new classic aperitif gives mixologists the opportunity to create both old and new cocktails.

 

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