The wine-making origins of the Padró family date back to the year 1886 and to the village of Bràfim (Tarragona), which was, at the time a busy agricultural hub with around 400 inhabitants.
The Padró family are one of the big local vermouth producers but are less known abroad than some of the others. Building the company producing premium quality bulk wine they know put there name to there very own premium vermouth brand Padró & Co!
- Range: Rojo Clásico, Dorado Amargo Suave, Blanco Reserva, Reserva Especial Rojo Amargo
- Producer: Padró i Familia
- UK Distributor: Morgenrot
- Retail Price: N/a
- Origin: Bráfim (Tarragona, Spain)
- ABV: 18%
- Distinct Botanicals: Undisclosed
- Wine Base: Macabeu + Xarello (mainly)
- Sugar Content: Between 125g/l and 176g/l
- Nose: Rancio, dried fruit and a sweetness
- Palette: Slight licorice and medicinal but with some citrus
- Finish: Sugar and herbs really come out
- Overall: Another great product, with a lovely history to it! Not my favourite of the range but well worth picking up!
At the end of the eighteenth century, the wines from Tarragona were enjoying full recognition and enormous prestige within international commerce. Liqueur wines in the style of the “great” fortified drinks of the era were being made in their wine cellars: Port, Sherry and Sauternes, amongst others. In 1947, all these fortified wines were regulated under the DO Tarragona appellation and became known as “DO Tarragona Classics”
Padró & Co wanted to make a vermouth using a sweet liqueur wine in the style of a Tarragona Clàssic which ages in 7,000-litre oak vats. In the final coupage they add a small amount of solera wine, which they have been using for generations in the winery.