REUS, CATALONIA, SPAIN
FOT-Li . . . Meaning: Go for it !
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Spain, Catalonia, Reus. .
Grapes: 90% White Garnacha, 10% Airen and Viura.
Vineyard: 10 acre single vineyard, Tamaguelos Vineyard. Practices organic and sustainable viticulture.
Soil: Granite based sand and Slate.
Vinification: Grapes are vinified in contact with the skins.
Wine is macerated with aromatic herbs: orange peels, anise, cardamom, nutmeg, laurel, oregano, fennel, sage and vanilla.
Aging: Wine is aged a minimum of 1 month in 15 years old oak barrels. Barriques are 20% American oak and 80% French oak.
Nose: Herbal notes from the infusion: Rosemary, sage and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet, warm and balanced bouquet with thyme and some hazelnut and vanilla.
Color: Dark brown with amber highlights.
Gastronomy: Anything slightly salty or savory. Traditional
tapas from this region, olives and salty nuts. Small pours with 2 ice cubes garnished with and orange peel or mix it and make: Negroni, Manhattan, Americano or your own cocktail !
Production: 2,000 cases per year.
Talking About the Wines:
-The Wine Panel, June '22 gave 91 points to Fot-Li, Vermouth. “An intriguing Vermouth crafted from 90% White Garnacha with 10% Airen & Viura from Reus in Catalonia, Spain with only 1,166 cases produced. Grapes are vinified in contact with the skins, and macerated with aromatic herbs oregano, rosemary and sage as well as with orange peels, anise, cardamom, laurel, fennel, and vanilla, then aged 1 month in 15 year old barrels. This delicious amber colored aperitif would be traditionally enjoyed over ice with savory or salty snacks such as nuts, olives, or sardines. Could also make for an intriguing component in a Negroni, Manhattan, or other whiskey based cocktails.”
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Oct '21 gave 93 points to Fot-Li, Vermouth. “This outstanding and complex Vermouth delivers rich caramel and orange rind flavors alongside shades of banana and toffee cake. Delicious now, and beautifully textured with bright mouth-watering acidity, enjoy over the next decade.”