The vinified wine macerates for approximately 18 months with various roots, flowers and savory herbs. Examples include Ceylon cinnamon, star anise, clove, saffron, bitter orange peel and sage. Once maceration is complete, the vermouth is filtered and slightly fortified. Wine spirits are added, along with a small amount of grape must, to create a rounder mouthfeel. The ingredients in Mata Vermouth Tinto are as follows. PLANTS OR DRY LEAVES: Wormwood (Arthemisa absinthium,L): Plant with a strong but pleasant smell due to an essential oil that can be extracted from the fresh plant. Wall germander (Teucrium chamaedrys, L): Contains an essential oil and a bitter compound. Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus): Extremely bitter taste. Common Centaury (Centaurium erythraea): Extremely bitter taste. Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis): Contains a long-lasting essential oil delivering a characteristic smell. Slightly bitter taste. Clary sage (Salvia sclarea): Contains an essential oil as well as tannic and bitter compounds. FLOWERS: Cloves (Eugenia cariophyllata): Contain eugenol and traces of vanilla. Hops dried flowers (Humulus lupulus): Used as a flavouring agent in beer that also provides bitterness. Dried elderflowers (Sambucus nigra). Saffron (Crocus sativus): Strong smell and bitter taste. FRUITS & SEEDS: Star anise seeds (Illicium anisatum): Contain an essential oil mainly composed of acetol. Bitter orange peel. Cardamom. Coriander seeds. Vanilla. ROOTS: Elecampane (Inula helenium). Gentian roots. WOOD & BARKS: Ceylon cinnamon. Dried bark of croton. Peruvian bark. Bark of pomegranate
The Mata Vermouth resurrection has always been a personal dream of Patrick Mata, co-founder of Olé & Obrigado. His family sold these vermouths in the US prior to prohibition. Now, almost 100 years later, he is thrilled to reintroduce these historic beverages back into the country. Bringing these artisanal vermouths into the market is a way of honoring his loved ones from generations past, while offering the discerning aperitif drinker something special and unique. The vermouths of Europe are seeing a renaissance in the US. The Mata family offerings represent a provenance in family tradition, which brings flavors of old into the present. While the exact blend is a secret, some of the dominant botanicals are star anise, saffron, mint and thyme. Mata Vermouth provides unique flavor, longstanding history and pedigree winemaking in every sip.
Dating back to a family recipe from 1880, Mata Vermouths reflect the family heritage of generations of winemaking. Patrick Mata’s ancestors have been producing this artisanal Spanish vermouth for well over a century, and developed the perfect recipe over time through trial and tribulation of over 40 blends.
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