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Routin Blanc Vermouth

$39.95

Routin Blanc Vermouth

Vermouth Routin Blanc proudly bears the name of its inventor, Philibert Routin. It is inspired by his original recipe, devised more than a century ago and jealously guarded in a safe in his honour.

Made from plants, flowers and spices, macerated in local Chambéry wine for several weeks to allow each ingredient to fully develop. Vermouth Routin Blanc contains French wines only.

Vermouth Routin Blanc is made in Chambéry with French white Sauvignon wine, local Jacquère wine and an artful blend of 18 plants, flowers and spices. Its refined bouquet is characterised by aromatic thyme notes, as well as light spicy notes. Its very sweet taste and pale yellow colour lend it a distinctive character.

Vermouth Routin Blanc is traditionally served straight, on ice, with a lemon wedge or a pink grapefruit segment. It is also excellent in cocktails.

Distillery tip: as a long drink, diluted with sparkling water or slightly bitter tonic, Vermouth Routin Blanc is an apéritif favourite.

Storage advice: Unopened bottles of Vermouth should be kept upright, like spirits. Once opened, keep chilled. Like any fortified wine, Vermouth is sensitive to oxygen, which impairs its aromatic bouquet and its flavour. The cold slows oxidation of its aromas.

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Routin Blanc Vermouth

Vermouth Routin Blanc proudly bears the name of its inventor, Philibert Routin. It is inspired by his original recipe, devised more than a century ago and jealously guarded in a safe in his honour.

Made from plants, flowers and spices, macerated in local Chambéry wine for several weeks to allow each ingredient to fully develop. Vermouth Routin Blanc contains French wines only.

Vermouth Routin Blanc is made in Chambéry with French white Sauvignon wine, local Jacquère wine and an artful blend of 18 plants, flowers and spices. Its refined bouquet is characterised by aromatic thyme notes, as well as light spicy notes. Its very sweet taste and pale yellow colour lend it a distinctive character.

Vermouth Routin Blanc is traditionally served straight, on ice, with a lemon wedge or a pink grapefruit segment. It is also excellent in cocktails.

Distillery tip: as a long drink, diluted with sparkling water or slightly bitter tonic, Vermouth Routin Blanc is an apéritif favourite.

Storage advice: Unopened bottles of Vermouth should be kept upright, like spirits. Once opened, keep chilled. Like any fortified wine, Vermouth is sensitive to oxygen, which impairs its aromatic bouquet and its flavour. The cold slows oxidation of its aromas.

 

HISTORY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Since 1883, La Distillerie Des Alpes has been committed to preserving its original Alpine recipes in keeping with the purest tradition. It has managed to withstand the test of time, a business of human scale and boundless energy, never losing sight of the guiding spirit of its founder Philibert Routin: a thirst for innovation and an overriding insistence on quality.

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1883
– THE DISTILLERY –
BEGINNING
Starting out as a liqueur maker in Chambéry, in the late 19th century, was a bold decision. Competition was fierce in this small Savoyard town, known for its “Chambéry Vermouth”. But Philibert Routin was a man of great determination and vision. He was also, above all, a magician when it came to formulation…

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INVENTING
In a notebook, which is carefully stored to this day in the safe, our genius herbalist Philibert Routin noted in minute detail the secret recipes behind his creations.
Cupboards were piled high with herbs and roots, barks and powdered flowers. In his laboratory, elexirs
with subtle aromatic mixtures and liqueurs exploding with taste were born.
Philibert Routin had flair, imagination and know-how. His name quickly became the gold standard for aromatic craftsmanship.
The Elixir Chambérien, his very first creation, was a delicious and surprising fusion of no fewer than 43 ingredients!
But it was his famous Vermouth which really made his name. His later inventions merely cemented his reputation.

STANDING OUT
Philibert’s inventive flair was supplemented by his son’s exuberant character. In the 1920s, Léon brought the business into the modern age, and raised its ambition. An esteemed public figure, he proved that fame is driven as much by personalities as by the quality of their products. Thanks to him, “Chambéry Vermouth” earned appellation d’origine status…

ENDURING
Léon died young. In 1938, it fell to newcomers the Clochet family to sustain the passion and form a close-knit team. When the men went away to war, there was no question of giving up. Production was maintained through the will of those left behind: women, the elderly, and the young. The post-war period heralded a new start. The region witnessed a transformation. The “white gold” attracted crowds of winter tourists, who returned home with their bottle of Génépi, bought in the little mountain shop.

EVOLVING
From the 1960s onwards, the Routin Distillery enjoyed a new lease of life. It developed syrups, entered the mass-distribution channel, continued to innovate intuitively, restructured, and even ventured to the United States. It thus consolidated its position as the market pacesetter, and its expertise in plant selection and aromatic blending.

In 1994, the firm’s regional alcohols were given their own brand: Montania. It was the story of a dedicated family with a complementary skills: ambitious Rosa, rock-solid René, and their three children – Simone, Georges and Jean – who were fully involved. The company was driven onward by an unwavering desire to continue the adventure.

Additional information

Brands

Routin

Country

France

Price

$20 – $50

Type

Red Vermouth

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