Filed under: Spirits
This beautifully botanical-rich gin is made in small batches in France's Cognac region and has just begun US distribution. You may recognize the name from the other G'Vine gin, Floraison. The difference between Floraison and Nouaison is that Nouaison has stronger notes of juniper and nutmeg, focusing less on the voluptuous flavor of the vine flower and more on intensifying the herbal spiciness of the gin.
The concentrated spices of Nouaison are intended to encapsulate the spirit of the Ugni Blanc grape berry as it first "sets" on the vine flower, a phase in growing known as -- what else -- "nouaison."
You'll find that, especially in contrast to other gins, 43.9% ABV G'Vine Nouaison comes through elegantly in fruity cocktails and stands up boldly to any tonic. The grape base and infusion of the vine flower give G'Vine a definitive taste one could pick out from a crowd. G'Vine Nouaison retails for $34.00 for 750 mL.