Yzaguirre Seleccion 1884 Vermouth
Yzaguirre Seleccion 1884 Vermouth is a premium vermouth whose lengthy aging process gives it a very special consistency. An initial two-month maceration with essential herbs – more than 80 different varieties – is followed by two years in oak barrels which helps to stabilize the aroma and color of the blend. In the mouth we find notes of wood, herbs and spices. It has a long and original aftertaste with intense bitter nuances.
Since it was founded in 1884, Yzaguirre has been making its products in accordance with the traditional methods and exclusive formulas that are the secret to their flavors and aromas, while at the same time innovating and updating the processes that underline the high quality of all our products.
At the Bodegas Yzaguirre winery in El Morell, between Reus and Tarragona, they follow a meticulous production process to make their range of Yzaguirre vermouths.
Bodegas Yzaguirre invites you to savor all the flavors that are obtained from the most select grape varieties and secret blends of herbs and spices. Every palate will be able to identify its favorite flavor: the sweetness of cinnamon or vanilla, the slightly bitter taste of dittany of Crete and quinine, the exotic aromas of cardamom, gentian and cilantro, or the fiery warmth of nutmeg.
Known for bold reds, crisp whites and distinctive sparkling and fortified wines, Spain has embraced international varieties and wine styles while continuing to place primary emphasis on its own native grapes. Though the country’s climate is diverse, it is generally hot and dry. In the center of the country lies a vast, arid plateau known as the Meseta Central, characterized by extremely hot summers and frequent drought.
Ribera del Duero is gaining ground for Spanish wines with its single varietal Tempranillo wines, recognized for their concentration of fruit and opulence. Priorat, a sub-region of Catalonia, specializes in bold, full-bodied red blends of Garnacha (Grenache), Cariñena (Carignan), and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Catalonia is also home to Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine made in the traditional method but from indigenous varieties. In the cool, damp northwest region of Galicia, refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo dominate.
Historically a dry, herb-infused, and sometimes pleasantly bitter fine wine, today vermouth is indispensable to any modern mixologist. Typically vermouths are Italian if red and sweet and French if golden and drier in character.