Noilly Prat Original French Dry Vermouth gets it enchanting flavour though it’s unusual aging process. The story of Noilly Prat begins on weather-beaten, old, wooden sailing ships which crossed the oceans of the world with a cargo that included casks of wine. Fully exposed on deck to the full force of the elements, the wines were aged in a unique way over these long journeys deepening their colour and creating a more pronounced and powerful taste. It was only when faster steam ships were eventually introduced in the 19th century that fine French wines began to lose their rich and characteristic flavour.
In 1813, Joseph Noilly created his secret recipe: an aromatic blend of herbs and spices (including Roman Chamomile and Gentian from France, Nutmeg from Indonesia and Bitter Orange from Tunisia) that were gently infused with wines to create a unique bouquet and taste. Having discovered this unique ageing process at sea, Joseph Noilly was inspired to age wines outdoors over four seasons, a production technique that is still used to create the unique taste and character.
Tasting Note: Floral notes are unmistakable on the nose with a pleasant lasting aroma of vanilla and spice. Slight pear and mango sweetness with herbal characteristics.