Saison Vermouth Fallen Quinces 2023
Saison is a small batch handmade vermouth that celebrates the bounty of each season. Made in Melbourne by chef turned aperitif nerd Dave Verheul.
Saison was conceived from the idea that new Australian vermouth could be focused on fresher, seasonal, singular ingredient led flavour profiles rather than the traditional heavily spice and caramel driven palette of many European producers. Dave’s extensive culinary background gives him a unique skillset when it comes to building vibrant layers of flavour, and a fresh set of eyes on how those flavours are presented.
Made using Moscato from a 30-year-old vineyard on the banks of the Murray in Rutherglen, 'Fallen Quinces' uses pineapple quinces, saffron, blood orange, bay leaf, dried jasmine flower, rhubarb root, Australian wormwood, and caramelised quince sugar. The vermouth is then left to age on burnt quinces.