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Published on July 24th, 2019 | by Ruben

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Lustau Vermut Rosé

The only rosé vermouth produced in the sherry region

We’re approaching 40°C here in Belgium these days, which is not favourable for drinking fortified wines. Instead I’d like to offer something fresher: the latest Vermut Rosé from Bodegas Lustau. As you know they were one of the first to reintroduce a sherry vermouth based on old recipes, first a red vermouth, then a white and recently also this pink version.

They’re still the only sherry bodega to offer this style, which is based on dry Fino sherry, floral and sweet Moscatel and fruity Tintilla de Rota wines, skilfully blended by Lustau’s Master Blender Fernando Pérez. The stand-out botanicals that have been macerated are wormwood, cardamom, chamomile, vanilla and nutmeg.

 

Lustau vermouth rose

 

Vermut Rosé (15%, Lustau, 75cl)

Nose: round with vanilla in the foreground, and some light floral scents. Fruit pastry. Sweet pink grapefruit. Sweet spices are certainly noticeable but in a more subtle way than in the white and red version, I would say.

Mouth: quite sweet, with a delicate winey undertone. Syrupy citrus notes and rather subtle spices and herbs (thyme, chamomile), until light pepper and nutmeg come out in the finish. On the lighter side again, very easy-going.

Availability: should be easy to find for around € 15-20. For international shipping, check Master of Malt for instance.

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Lustau Vermut Rosé Ruben

Summary: I think I prefer the white version, but the pink one is feminine and attractive as well. Round with plenty of vanilla, it works best with tonic or ginger ale.

3.5

Good


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About the Author

is a Certified Sherry Educator who fell in love with sherry some twenty years ago, but switched to a higher gear in 2013 and started writing about it. Lived in Madrid for a couple of years, now back in Belgium. I also run a whisky blog over at www.whiskynotes.be



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