A blend of 31 herbs and spices, many picked in and around Knightor Manor, are used to make this Dry Vermouth from Cornwall.
Some of the Classic herbs were used such as Wormwood [Artemisia absinthium], Green Cardamom [Elettaria cardamomum], Cinchona [Cinchona officinalis] and Liquorice [Glycyrrhiza glabra], 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 Knighor wineries own grape skins. After a short steeping period, the herb infusion was blended with a reserve sparkling base used to make Knightor sparkling English wines. This infusion was then allowed to mature and integrate for a short period before bottling.
This vermouth has a delicate yellow colour and an intense rich warming nose reminiscent of cologne, bergamot, bitter orange rind and liquorice.
The palate is dry, rich, masculine and robust with an underlying spicy bitterness.
' Quite an extraordinary nose! It's an explosion. Eucalyptus forest at winter dawn, cold mist still ragged in the trees and the crush of eucalyptus leaves under foot. There is fantastic precision, length, crystalline delicacy, arrow-like focus'. - Jancis Robinson Vermouth Tasting of 88 world Vermouths | 11 Jan 2021;
This dry vermouth is perfect for drinking chilled on its own, paired with a range of cheeses or as an ingredient in classic cocktails.