Half Dolin Vermouth de Chambery, Dry
"Dolin is the last independent company still producing Vermouth de Chambery. The others have all been acquired by large international concerns. Fortunately, Dolin continue to make the authentic product, according to the principles which earned Chambery France’s only A.C. for Vermouth back in 1932.
This means production in Chambery itself, maceration of real plants rather than pre-prepared infusions, and the unique addition of sugar as opposed to other sweetening products. The finished Vermouth contains 75-80% wine, much more than most industrial aromatised ‘wines’.
The particular flavours and aromas of the plants are of crucial importance, and the Dolin secret recipe continues to be made from the herbs and aromatic plants naturally found in the Alpine meadows above Chambery. These are individual Vermouths of remarkable freshness, purity and complexity. Dolin Vermouths are notably lighter, drier and less pungent than their larger commercial counterparts....Dolin is produced using botanicals such as wormwood and 16 other herbs and spices. There’s a gentle sweetness, with tropical, almost lychee, flavours. This gives way to drier, herbal notes, and a bitter clove finish."
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