Classic (Wine Base Syrah)
The Maidenii classic is great for sipping, or with soda. It has a base made from Syrah, then aromatised with strawberry gum, wattle seed, river mint, sea parsley, orange zest, bay leaf, gentian root. Garnish with a decent wedge of blood orange. Shaun Byrne and Gilles Lapalus, a formidable bartending/winemaking duo, teamed up whilst Shaun was running the Gin Palace in Melbourne. They both believed that there was no decent Australian vermouth out there for bartending, or just for sipping at all, and the Australian native botanical landscape is practically purpose built for it. Thus, a range was born!