Recommended Tasting Order
The name ‘vermouth’ is the French pronunciation of the German word ‘wermut’ for wormwood. In Spain, vermouth must contain wormwood by Spanish Law, along with the vermouth being comprised of 75% wine, minimum.
The red vermouths get their color in part from the spices added to the signature herb extract, and in part due to the barrels they rest in which previously carried red wine.
There is a bit of caramel color as well, which comes as a bitter extract from grape skins. This is used to achieve the desired red color as well as add a bit of bitterness.