50cl * 15% ABV * Surrey Hills, UK
This off-dry vermouth has been hand crafted from distilled Sauvignon wine blended with Pinot Noir and a lovingly considered selection of botanicals.
Vermouth owes its name to wormwood, or 'wermut' and Albury Vineyard's English Rosso is reminiscent of the traditional style. Beautifully bitter wormwood aromas are intertwined with dark notes of cacao and coffee, creamy undertones of vanilla, earthy rooibos tea leaves, and sweetness from caramelised Albury honey. A warming melange of spices including cassia bark, orange peel, nutmeg and ginger are underpinned by herbal flavours of honey bush leaf, lemon balm and meadowsweet for added complexity.
Serve as a spritz with Albury sparkling wine, ice and a slice of orange.
Although fortified, vermouth is a wine so keep it in the fridge once opened and drink within four weeks.