Dolin Rouge Vermouth
Dolin // France
Dolin is one of two vermouth brands made in Vermouth de Chambéry, a region which has an appellation d'origine contrôlée or AOC which dictates how the vermouth is to be made. This includes only using the maceration of real plants and sweetening only with sugar, wine, and/or grape must. Dolin Rouge Vermouth is made primarily from ugni blanc wine and blend of 30-40 different botanicals. These include coriander, hyssop, rhubarb, and curacao. It is bottled at 16% ABV.
VermouthVermouth is a type of aromatized wine. It is fortified and flavored with botanicals typically featuring Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) as the primary bittering agent. In the EU, it must be made from 75% wine and its ABV is 14.5-22%. Vermouth styles range from extra dry to sweet.
"Dolin Rouge Vermouth has a medium dark amber color and a bright, savory nose. The first thought was pizza sauce with an oregano, but not in a negative way. Gentle cinnamon notes make an appearance as well. As you move to taste it, the vermouth is medium-full and soft on the palate. It is more tart than sweet and not terribly bitter. Some orange shows up as well as caramel. "