Vermouth Guerin

Guerin Vermouth: Sweet White, Sweet Red, Dry White, & Dry Red

Vermouth Guerin is a new creation born out of the same original desire to promote and introduce Pineau des Charentes to the public.

 

Crafted from a base of wine mixed with Pineau des Charentes and matured in Cognac casks, it brings a new and refreshing style as a vermouth.

 

 Their vision is for people to "Pineau differently," using Guerin Vermouth as a low-ABV aperitif and as a component in their favorite cocktails. 

The Guerin Story

At the end of the Second World War, Robert Guerin, a wine-grower in Chenac sur Gironde, started focusing on the production of Pineau des Charentes. He was one of the pioneers who decided to take an interest in this ancient product (1589), even though its AOC ranking was relatively new (1945).

 

In 1954, after he had produced 5000 liters of pineau, Robert Guerin went into selling bottles. Born in St Palais sur mer, it seemed obvious to him to start selling his production on the local market in order to introduce this product to vacationers, delivering to his clients riding his Solex moped.

In the early 1960s, Robert Guerin’s children settled down and took over the family business; they developed the company.

 

 

On the 1st of May, 1967, they founded the Société Puy Gaudin in partnership with their uncle and three other wine-growers attracted by the idea. This new organization allowed them to increase the value of their production by putting together technical means. During the first year, they produced 200 HL of Pineau.

Historical photos of Guerin Vermouth property

Today, Robert's grandchildren and even a few of his great-grandchildren, have taken up the torch, a magnificent heritage that they are keen to keep alive. and evolve.

 

 

Belonging to the Guérin family means choosing to focus on the common goal beyond personalities. This family is like the Pineau that it manufactures: it has fully understood that it is the assembly of particularities that creates balance, strength and originality. They embrace a philosophy that leaves a place for innovation in all areas: performance of production tools, openness to digital, research on new products, etc., while relying on the know-how, values, and traditions acquired from their parents.

Guerin Vermouth Dry White & Red

Guerin White Sweet Vermouth with Pineau des Charentes base

Guerin Dry Red and White Vermouths have a low sugar content, which comes exclusively from the grapes, with no added sugars. 

 

Guerin Vermouth Blanc is crafted from a base of white wine, two-year-old white Pineau des Charentes, caramelized grape juice, and herbs and spices, including angelica root, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, and bitter orange peel. It is then aged in Cognac casks for several months. 

 

Guerin Vermouth Rouge is crafted from a base of red and white wines, two-year-old red Pineau des Charentes, caramelized grape juice, and herbs and spices, including angelica root, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, and bitter orange peel. It is then aged in Cognac casks for several months.  The only DRY red vermouth currently available in the U.S! 

 

Designed as a perfect cocktail ingredient.

 

 

Guerin Vermouth Rouge Sweet

Guerin Red Sweet Vermouth with Pineau des Charentes base

Guerin Vermouth Rouge is crafted from a base of red and white wines, two-year-old red Pineau des Charentes, caramelized grape juice, and herbs and spices, including angelica root, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, and bitter orange peel. It is then aged in Cognac casks for several months. 

 

Tasting Notes:

Beautiful clear, shiny cherry red color. Marked by notes of fresh cherries bringing fruitiness and a light green touch together. The first sip is soft, frank, and well-balanced. Coriander and red fruits reveal themselves on a tasty finish. 

 

 

Double GoldJohn Barleycorn Awards

 

90 points "Rosy and bright in the glass, dried cherry aromas meet with a floral hint. The pleasing palate echoes the dried cherry, finishing dry with hints of grapefruit peel and cinnamon bark" - Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, 2020

Guerin Vermouth Blanc

Guerin White Sweet Vermouth with Pineau des Charentes base

Guerin Vermouth Blanc is crafted from a base of white wine, two-year-old white Pineau des Charentes, caramelized grape juice, and herbs and spices, including angelica root, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, and bitter orange peel. It is then aged in Cognac casks for several months. 

 

Tasting Notes:

Beautiful clear, shiny golden color. Frank and floral nose with a light green touch, developing notes of hawthorn and green anise. The first sip is soft and warm with notes of white peaches, acacia, and angelica evolving in the long finish. 

 

Reviews:

Gold medal (Concours General Agricole, Brussels, 2018)

 

91 pts. "Sweet, sticky and fruity, this rose-gold vermouth leads with strawberry jam on the nose and palate, but finishes with a tartness closer to cranberry." - Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, 2020