Routin Dry Vermouth (750ml)

$32. 99 Bottle
$395.88 Dozen
ABV: 16.9%
The first Dry Vermouth was created in France in the early 19th century. Nowadays, there are three types - Red, White and Dry. One distinguishing feature is their sugar content. Red Vermouth, also called Sweet Vermouth, is the sweetest; White Vermouth, a little less so. Dry Vermouth is three to five times less sweet than the first two. So, while the Red and the White are very popular as apéritifs, the Dry really delivers in cocktails and cooking. Routin bears the name of its inventor, Philibert Routin. For more than a century, the proprietors at the "Distillerie des Alpes" have been inspired by his original recipe, made up of a blend of plants, flowers and spices, (rose petals, juniper, rosemary, bitter almond) as well as French white wine and local Jacquère wine. And, of course, the product must contain wormwood to be labelled “Vermouth”. Apart from its suitability in classic Martinis, when used to deglaze diots (pork sausages), Routin Dry enhances this typical Savoyard dish by introducing hints of plants and spices.

Other reviews... Aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit are accented by a hint of vanilla. The bone-dry palate opens with tart green apple, though any hint of fruit sweetness disappears in a flash, winding up crisp and bracing overall. Martini material. Best Buy. 16.9% Alc./Vol
91 points - wineenthusiast.com