Bermet Filipec 2003
Bermet is a name for the old Samobor bitter-sweet aperitif, a red aromatic wine whose delicate aroma and taste come from various fragrant herbs. It is included in the group of special aromatic wines that need to contain at least 70 percent of natural wine.
The first association when it comes to Bermet is Filipec family from Samobor. Although there were more families from Samobor that produced Bermet, some of them died, some of them moved away, while some simply did not manage to keep the quality, so only Filipec family managed to produce it continuously for more than 200 years. The recipe used is a secret, and is passed orally from one generation to the next. This tradition is continued today by the young Antun Filipec, who has a degree in agronomy, that successfully managed to combine old secrets of the trade with modern production technologies.
This very aromatic ruby red wine has a rich and lavish aroma and accentuated bitterness from the wormwood. Wormwood is just one of the ingredients, so the wine does not have the bitter taste. The other ingredients are dry figs, carob, lemon, orange, cloves, anis, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon...
Although in the past the medical effects of the Bermet were a bit exaggerated, it is true that Berbet is considered a medical wine, and the richness of ingredients and bitter elements can only have a positive effect on the health. In limited quantities, of course, because this special wine has 17 percent of alcohol by volume.
In the past couple of years, the young carrier of the family tradition, Toni for his friends, is doing a research that would in the end offer to more demanding consumers that could age in the bottle longer and that would reveal the ripeness of the years.
Best paired with
: Bermet is served as an aperitif in a 0,5 dcl glass
: around HRK 120