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White Vermouth

Knightor Winery

White Vermouth

White Vermouth
Alcohol: 15%
Character: Floral, delicately herbal
Aromas: Mint, citrus, sage
Flavours: Citrus, rosemary, mint
Mix with Cornish Gin for a delicious Knightor Spritz - a taste of Cornwall!
"Smells like minty nougat. Actually, it smells like mint fondant! It smells so clean and bracing that you want to bathe in it!"

Tamlyn Curran for Jancis Robinson's Vermouth Tasting: 88 World Vermouths.

Tasting notes: Citrus, mint and fresh sage aromas leap from the glass. An alluring, multi-layered nose that marries herbs with the delicate fruit aromas typical of our sparkling wines. The palate is equally appealing, sweet with a pleasant, gentle bitterness.

Ingredients: 50ml Knightor White Vermouth, 100ml Soda Water, Lemon Juice, Ice

Method: ​Fill a short glass with ice and add vermouth, then soda water and dash of lemon juice. Finish with a sprig of rosemary.

Winemaker Notes: The freshness of our white vermouth is accentuated by the use of one of our quality sparkling base wines, bringing much of the elegance and crispness you would expect. A blend of 24 herbs and spices, many picked in and around Knightor, were used for our first White Vermouth. Some of the classic herbs were used such as Wormwood [Artemisia absinthium], Sage [Salvia officinalis] and Oregano [Oreganum vulgare], plus some more unusual and herein lies the key to the delicate elegance and complexity. 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 reserve sparkling base wines and allowed to mature and integrate for a short period before bottling.

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