Tamlyn Curran for Jancis Robinson's Vermouth Tasting: 88 World Vermouths.
Ingredients: 50ml Knightor Rosé Vermouth, 50ml Soda Water, Ice
Method: Add a few cubes of ice to a whisky glass or small tumbler, then add Knightor Rosé Vermouth, top up with 50ml soda and add a slice of orange.
Winemaker notes: A blend of 21 herbs and spices, many picked in and around Knightor, are used in our rosé vermouth. Many classic herbs were used such as Wormwood [Artemisia absinthium], Bay [Laurus nobilis] and Fennel [Foeniculum vulgare], plus some more unusual, herein lies the key to the elegance, complexity and a little bitterness. The herbs were first infused in a fruity Eau de Vie distilled from our own grape skins. After a short steeping period, the herb infusion was blended with one of our fruity rose sparkling base wines allowed to mature and integrate for a short period before bottling.