Padro & Co Rojo Clasico
A classic red vermouth that evokes the herbaceous and medicinal aromas of the vermut pre-lunch drink which Spanish people enjoyed religiously every Sunday at noon at neighborhood bars or cafés.
Made from Macabeo and Xarello harvested in Padro’s own vineyards, after vinifying the grapes, in the winter following the harvest, sugar and herbs are added to create a base vermouth.
Keeping the wine in 50 year old chestnut barrels, used originally for transporting wine but now adapted for storing vermouth, gives the wine its colour. With the barrels being outside, and not in a cellar, the heat speeds up the aging and adds a little oxidation.
Serve with tomato juice and some lemon juice, Lee & Perrins, Tabasco and salt & pepper.
Gold Medal – ISW Meininger 2021
Gold medal – Singapore International Beverage Competition 2018
Gold medal – International Wine Awards 2017
Grand Gold Medal – CM Bruxelles 2016
Silver – Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018
Silver medal – IWSC 2017
92 points – Penin Spirits & Cocktail Guide 2017
86 points – Ultimate Spirit Challenge 2018