Summer Grape Gin 2019 Collector's Edition 500ml
Although a relative newcomer, in just six short years Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin has become a regular fixture in every gin connoisseur’s collection. Launched exclusively through Harvey Nichols in the UK, Ferdinand’s Summer Grape Gin 2019 Collector’s Edition was created to celebrate their sixth anniversary and the glorious combination of Riesling and gin. It makes a wonderful gift, having been filled into a unique porcelain bottle and boxed with a booklet about the gin and a cork with a metal 'F' to re-stopper it.
Distilled in small batches, Summer Grape Gin begins by taking sweet Auslese Riesling grapes and gently pressing them. They begin to ferment beneath a layer of carbon dioxide that traps in all their exotic fruit flavours. Saar Dry Gin is then added, stopping the fermentation and beginning a second, eight-week-long maceration. The whole lot is then pressed in a traditional basket press, extracting the wonderful sweetness and fruity complexity of the Riesling grapes. The result is nothing short of exceptional, displaying lemon meringue, tropical fruit, passion fruit sorbet, lemon posset, marmalade, honey-roasted peach, ginger, coriander, cardamom, thyme and peppery juniper. Ferdinand’s Summer Grape Gin will turn your gin and tonic or Martini into a frolic through a summer meadow.
Ferdinand’s is loved by gin aficionados and wine geeks alike. It takes its name from Ferdinand Geltz, a forester who helped found the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer VDP – an organisation consisting of many of Germany’s top wine producers to maintain the quality of their region’s products. Ferdinand’s exquisite spirits are handcrafted by the talented Andreas Vallendar of the 200-year-old Avadis Distillery using wines made by Dorothee Zilliken of the 275-year-old Weingut Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken, a Riesling producer that has “acquired a great reputation in Germany over the past five or more years” according to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Ferdinand’s grow their own quince and lemon thyme, two of their key botanicals, and use local sloe, rosehip, angelica, hop blossom and rose, as well as lavender grown on fallow vineyards and more exotic herbs and spices from around the world.£15 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3223530
Style No.: 783395
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