Destillerias Atxa Vermouth Rojo
Region: Amurrio, Álava, Basque Country, Spain
Size: 750 mL
About the Producer: Destilerías Acha (Atxa) is one of the oldest businesses in continuous operation in the Basque Country of Spain. Founded in 1831, Acha is situated in the town of Amurrio, in the Northern region of Álava. The native name of the region is Euskal Herria, literally translated as “the land where people speak Basque." Love of place, tradition, food, and drink are at the heart of Basque culture. Following suit, Acha's vermouth is crafted using botanicals native to the hills of Northern Spain. It differs little from the original, nearly two-hundred year-old recipe.
Acha’s classically Basque vermouth syncs beautifully with the broader vermouth tradition in Spain, heavily represented in Madrid, Barcelona, and the Basque Country. The botanicals are macerated in aguardiente – produced in a 130 year-old copper pot still – and blended into a neutral Airén wine base. Made in a lighter style than other European red vermouths, the iconic Acha herbal notes are balanced with bright, fresh fruit, including sour cherry jam, plum skin, and dried Mission figs.