Al Fresco aperitif joins El Bandarra range in UK

Drinks supplier Mangrove UK is adding an aperitif drink to the range it imports from the Barcelona-based El Bandarra vermouth brand, owned by Democratic Wines.

El Bandarra Al Fresco has a Grenache wine base and a number of botanicals from the Mediterranean region.

The 14.5% abv drink comes in litre bottles with an rrp of £19.99.

It has a signature serve of one part Al Fresco to two parts tonic, intended as a pre-dinner drink.

The El Bandarra range also includes Rojo, Blanco & Rosé vermouths, which Mangrove began importing last November.

Mangrove managing director Nick Gillett said: “Spritzes and aperitifs have been gaining traction in the UK market in recent years, with their vibrant colours, lower abv, simple serves and laidback vibe.

“This latest expression can only enhance the current range and we expect interest to be high.”