Bittersweet and gently herbal with kola bitterness and perfume at back after a softly fruited winey middle. There’s some fruit succulence, some tannin chew, and a textural progress from stony, through nutty to bitters. Vermouth of excellent aromatic intensity, balsamic with balancing acidity and a long, intense aftertaste. Great served straight up on tons of ice with citrus slices.
There is always room for a drink other than wine. During these strange times, we favour a Negroni – we call it the FWC Negroni. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 part Poor Tom’s Gin (Marrickville, Sydney) $85
1 part Primitivo Quiles Vermouth Rojo 1 Litre - pictured (Alicante, Spain) $46
1 part Campari $42
Stir into glass over ice, garnish with a slice of orange and serve in a low-ball glass.
Simply delicious when concocted in the kitchen at home. Otherwise, the Vermouth makes a great drink on its own! Smply over ice with a slice of orange or a splash of soda.