Vermouth Padró & Co.
The making and selling of vermouth in Catalonia, has been documented since the second half of the nineteenth century. At that time, the export of wine and local brandies from the area around Tarragona was really taking off and parallel to this positive industrial and commercial climate, vermouth was able to take root there as a new wine product.
The Padró & Co. Rojo Amargo is a tribute to the vermouth which was sold originally from wine cellars or enjoyed religiously every Sunday at noon. These vermouth’s evoke those herby and slightly medicinal aromas which can transport you back, even now, to the atmosphere inside those local bars and cafés.
This is the families most charismatic vermouth and made using a double infusion of red vermouth and bitter herbs.
Rojo Amargo starts with an initial infusion of mountain plants, with their small roots and highly aromatic flowers. The vermouth then rests for two years in chestnut barrels gently absorbing the aromas and, once the ageing process is complete, a second herb mixture is added consisting of a combination of plant bark and roots from the area around the winery, which give the vermouth even more character and its bitter tang.
Nose: Zesty aromas of ripe orange peel with a subtle touch of cinnamon follow through into balsamic notes of clove and dried fruits such as apricot.
Mouth: Smooth and full-bodied palate with fresh sensations of orange, followed by a superbly bitter taste that is round, intense and reminiscent of tobacco, chinchona bark and honeyed caramel.