White Vermouth 75cl
Wine: Knightor Sparkling Base
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.
Our favourite cocktail: 50ml Knightor white vermouth, 100ml soda water, splash of lemon juice. Serve in a short glass with ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
Quantity: Specially released in small batches, dependent on herb and Eau de Vie supply.
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.
Our consultant winemaker, Salvatore Leone introduces you to our vermouths; a brief background of how they are made and why we are you sure you will like them as much as we do.