Allies Wines - Extra Dry Vermouth Cinq a Sept, Chardonnay

Extra Dry Vermouth Cinq a Sept, Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

A dizzying array of botanicals that are amongst classics and natives. Lemon and Grapefruit peel, Cardamom, Fennel seed, black Pepper, Rosemary, Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Tarragon, Oregano and Angelica. It does go quite herbal and some may find this strikingly bitter for a white vermouth, but should be balanced with something that has a little sweetness - lemonade, ginger beer...Cinq a Sept is a French turn of phrase that says, yes, it’s time for an aperitif. This Chardonnay based vermouth is wonderfully dry, bitter and fragrant. Made by David Chapman, a former chef that turned to winemaking after a spell at Moorooduc Estate. In true chef fashion, there is a keen eye to the other things you can make with grapes and local produce, giving equal stead to the vermouth as he would to wine.