This Catalan Vermut is a passion project at Coca i Fito, makers of wine
from Montsant and Terra Alta. The word XALAR means "to enjoy, to have
fun happily" in the Catalan language. Made from Garnacha Blanca from
Terra Alta, a fortified unfermented grape must called mistela and aged
in French oak barrels.
The plants and spices used for maceration and
infused include: Rosemary, elderflower, thyme, chamomile, angelica root,
licorice, maiden, clove, gentian root, sage, orange peel, walnut
nutmeg, fennel, orange blossom, cinnamon, basil, savory, lemon peel,
oregano, bay leaf, ginger, juniper, hibiscus flower, turmeric,
coriander, lemongrass, green anise, star anise and dill.
and intense a perfect as an aperitif on the rocks, or as a complement
to cocktails. The striking art nouveau was inspired by the late 19th
century, an era when vermouth became one of the most popular drinks. It
beautifully illustrates the main ingredients used to make this vermut.