Luis XIV Vermut

Luis XIV Vermut


  • Red, smooth and aromatic vermouth.
  • 100% Monastrell from 25 year old vines.
  • Second-best score in the Penin Vermouth Guide 2023.

Varietal Composition: 100% Monastrell

Elaboration: This wine is made by combining 70% of young vermouth, with 30% of Monastrell “rancio” wine that was aged for 8 years. The resulting wine was aged in Centenary old American Oak barrels (600 liters). Residual sugar: 45 grams per liter.

Tasting Notes:  A very Mediterranean vermouth, with pleasant aromas of cinnamon and spices, a medium sweetness and a long and persistent finish.


NV – 94 Guia PENIN


In 2017, David Carbonell of Vins del Comtat and two local families living in the village of Cañada, Alicante, Spain, founded a winery they call Luis XIV. Surprisingly, its roots date back to the 1500s.

In the 1960s, a centuries-old winery ceased operations. Within the closed cellar, were 25 old barrels of wine more than 100 years old, forgotten for more than 60 years. Inside the barrels was Fondillon de Alicante, one of the most sought-after and expensive wines in the world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It was loved by King Louis XIV of France and other 16th and 17th century monarchs.