Cruentus – Summer Solstice Red Vermouth
SUMMER SOLSTICE VERMOUTH. A Nordic take on Italian Vermouth, concocted in collaboration with my friends and kindred spirits from Æblerov & Herbal Salvation.
Guided by the alchemy of Ria from Herbal Salvation, we ventured out and hand gathered herbs in different parts of the country during the longest, most magical days of the year, Summer Solstice, and then again on June’s full moon day. From salty seashores, through dense forests, to Ria’s enchanting garden, we were able to build a versatile 20+ botanical list. Selected highlights include: Rose petals, Sea Sandwort, Wood Sorrel, Pine shoots, Lemon Beebrush, Mugwort, Sage, Yarrow, and my personal favorite: Cotton Lavender.
We then extracted everything, before blending with a majestic 2017 vintage of Sangiovese from Tre Monti.
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