Sussex Bianco Vermouth

West Sussex

Blackdown

Sarah Thompson, her husband Nathan and a partner purchased Lurgashall Winery in Sussex...

three years ago. The winery is located at the foothills of Blackdown Hills and they soon realised the potential to use local ingredients like silver birch sap and wormwood to make small batch spirits. We first heard about Blackdown from one of our sales people and were immediately won over when we tasted the gin and vermouth. We were not the only ones that liked the gin, as Blackdown won gold in the 'The Spirit Business Gin Masters' this year, quite an impressive feat for the new kid on the block.

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Vineyards

Home of the original Sussex producers of vodka, gin, vermouth & spirits, Lurgashall Winery is nestled within the foothills of Blackdown Hills, surrounded by the beautiful South Downs National Park. Blackdown Artisan Spirits are produced by hand in small batches using only carefully selected ingredients sourced from local and English producers, combining age old traditions with a unique, modern taste of the English countryside. Silver birch wine from the sap of the trees surrounding Lurgashall Winery is fortified and infused with a secret blend of herbs and spices including wormwood. England's first Bianco Vermouth, full of flavour, smooth and refined.

Tasting Notes

A pale golden, clear liquid, full of flavour including wormwood, chamomile, silver birch and juniper aromas. Creamy and spicy notes are complemented by a traditional, elegant and smooth finish with a hint of sweetness. The perfect aperitif or paired with Sussex Dry Gin to make the perfect Dry Martini.

Vintage Information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties
Region West Sussex, Southern England
Winemaker Sarah Thompson
Alcohol (ABV) 14.7%