Country of origin: Australia Alcohol content: 21.5% ABV
NOTE: NOT FOR SALE TO US/CANADA CUSTOMERS
A bitterweet melody composed for the night. Nocturne combines mature wines from Central Victoria with Antipodean botanicals plucked from sleeping Eucalypt forests to create this premium Amer.
Wormwood plays a key role, supported by nine native botanicals with a strong focus on Australian bush fruits including muntries, riberries, desert limes & quangdongs. Four other bittering botanicals are blended in with the final botanical; Yarra Valley black truffles from the 2015 season.
Ten year old flor rose made from syrah & matured on vermouth lees in old French oak barrels.
The base wine and botanicals are blended for a six month maturation in old French oak. Sweetened with grape concentrate & bottled without filtration. Nothing else added.
Maidenii is a collaboration between French wine maker Gilles Lapalus the winemaker at Sutton Grange, and Shaun Byrne, master mixologist/alchemist who on most nights can be found tinkering in Melbourne's Gin Palace.
Together they developed the Maidenii range of Vermouths using quality wines as a base and a wide range of native and imported herbs, fruits & spices and of course, wormwood.