Barcelonan vermouth El Bandarra, distributed by Mangrove UK, has unveiled a new expression – El Bandarra Al Fresco.
Developed by twins Alex and Albert Virgili, El Bandarra Al Fresco (15% ABV) combines high-quality garnacha wines with natural Mediterranean botanicals. Cherry red in colour, it offers notes of liquorice, fresh herbs and mint, with a bitter grapefruit, citrus and rose petals background.
Al Fresco has been in development for the last 12 months, with a signature serve of one part Al Fresco, two parts tonic, with an orange garnish. It joins the brand’s Rojo, Blanco & Rosé vermouth range.
Alex said: “We are so excited to be working with team Mangrove, as not only do they share our vision and energy that defines the El Bandarra brand, but their reputation in the trade is second to none. We cannot wait to take El Bandarra Al Fresco and the wider range to the next level in the UK.”
Nick Gillett, managing director of Mangrove UK, added: “Spritzes and aperitifs have been gaining traction in the UK market in recent years, with their vibrant colours, lower ABV, simple serves and laid-back vibe – none more so than the fun-packed spirit of El Bandarra.
“This latest expression, Al Fresco, can only enhance the current range and we expect interest to be high.”