A rich bouquet of florals all blends together, with lavender, lilac, and chamomile coming out on the nose. The taste is a light golden apple with sumac coming through between different flowers on each taste.
This wine was a lot of work and a lot of fun to make. The inspiration behind this wine comes from the winemaker's childhood memories of his mother's herb garden and her love for books about flowers, herbs, and vegetables. He started experimenting with tisanes and found it fascinating how the various herbs impacted the flavours of the wines. He was inspired by Vermouth, a traditionally fortified wine infused with herbs, spices, and flowers. He enlisted local growers and began to forage from his farm, collecting everything fresh and infusing the wine with them. This wine is perfect for an aperitif, served with cheese plates, or in cocktails like County Royale, Summer Breeze, The Most Refreshing Cocktail You'll Drink All Summer, Traynor's Vermouth (Moscow) Mule & Vermouth Spritz.
Made from a blend of wines, every year we retain approximately 1/3 of inventory and blend into the new production, similar to a modified solera method to help build character and consistency.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Madonna Vermouth is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Its floral bouquet and unique blend of flavours make it a great match for light and fresh dishes that complement its herbaceous and fruity notes.
Cheese plates: The wine's acidity and floral notes make it a great pairing for light and fresh cheeses such as chèvre, brie, or feta. It is also a great match for soft-ripened cheeses like camembert and triple cream brie which have a higher fat content that can balance the acidity of the wine.
Light meals: The wine's light body and effervescence make it perfect for pairing with light meals such as salads, grilled vegetables, and seafood. Try it with a salad of mixed greens, fresh berries, and a light vinaigrette dressing, or grilled seafood like shrimp or scallops with light herb butter.
Fruity desserts: The wine's fruity and floral notes make it a great match for fruity desserts such as sorbets, fruit tarts, or fruit-based puddings. Try it with a scoop of raspberry sorbet, or a slice of cherry clafoutis for a refreshing and satisfying pairing.
In addition, it is a great pairing for spicy food, salads, and light pasta dishes and also a great aperitif.
It is important to keep in mind that different dishes will bring out different flavours and aromas in the wine, so it's always a good idea to experiment and find the perfect pairing for your taste.
- Best served chilled
- Ideal temperature: 7-11°C
“This is something really special from anywhere in Ontario. There is a freshness and concentration of aromas and flavours that make this incredibly easy to sip on its own”
Andre Proulx- Andrewinereview.ca - April 19, 2018
“The flavours are smartly balanced, with none dominating. And fans of bone-dry martinis may be happy to know this is one very dry vermouth”.
Beppi Crosariol- The Globe and Mail- March 28, 2019