Saison Summer Flowers Vermouth 750ml
Country of origin: Australia Alcohol content: 19%
Using Moscato from Rutherglen as the base wine, this uses osmanthus flower, rhubarb root, dried jasmine blossoms, elderflowers, wormwood, peaches, and apricots. So complex, so refreshing.
Store in the fridge after opening.
Vermouth has been a longtime obsession for Embla chef Dave Verheul. He has been serving his own small-batch, seasonal vermouths at Lesa (Embla's more serious upstairs sibling) for more than two years, but says the extra time during lockdown finally gave him the kick he needed to release his batches commercially.
“We make new Australian vermouth. We focus on flavours of fruit and uncommon herbs. They move with the seasons, and no two vintages will be exactly the same. Saison was conceived from the idea that vermouth could be focused on fresher, seasonal, singular ingredient-led flavour profiles, rather than the traditional heavily spice and caramel-driven palette of many European producers.”