All new G’Vine [Nouaison] and its partner G’Vine [Floraison] have been named the world’s best gins by global spirits authorities the Beverage Tasting Institute and Drinks International. These grape-based, food friendly spirits are hand crafted in the wine-making region of Cognac, France.
If you’ve read our reviews of G’Vine, you’ll see we raved about its smooth flavors when compared to other Gin products. Personally, I’ve found too many tasting more like a pine tree, which isn’t a desirable drinking in my personal opinion. Plenty of folks like gin; I’m just a fond believer in a better tasting product. G’Vine is a better tasting product by far.
Crafted by EuroWineGate in Cognac, France, G’Vine is produced from grapes which undergo a multi-distillation process to create a grape neutral spirit. Hand-picked at its peak, the luscious and exceedingly rare vine flower—which blooms for just a few days of every year—is macerated in grape spirit and distilled in a traditional, small Florentine pot still. Nine whole fruit botanicals are infused in grape neutral spirit for 2-5 days before distillation in small stills. These ripe aromatics include ginger root, liquorice, green cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, cubeb berries, nutmeg and lime. In a final step, the vine flower infusion is combined with the distillates of the botanicals and more grape spirit, and distilled once more to create G’Vine. [Nouaison] (the first stage of fruit formation after flowering), is the perfect partner to the heady, voluptuous flavors of [Floraison]. Presenting nuanced characteristics in the style of a classic London Dry gin, Nouaison reveals increased juniper and nutmeg components, an elevated alcohol content of 43.9%, and a decreased emphasis on the vine flower. Baked citrus and complex spice lingers on the palate following sweet, robust, and zesty flavors.
G’Vine [Floraison] is widely available in the U.S., Europe, and continues to grow in Asia. Nouaison is currently available exclusively in Germany, and will roll out in selected markets in Fall 2008, including the U.S., U.K., France, and Spain.
Launched late 2006, G’Vine is currently available in the finest on and off-premise locations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland, New York, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, DC and Wisconsin. G’Vine is also nationally available online at www.drinkupny.com, www.grandeharvestwines.com, www.mondoliquor.com, www.morrellwine.com, www.parkaveliquor.com and www.sherry-lehmann.com. G’Vine will continue to expand aggressively and strategically in the United States. G’Vine carries a suggested retail price between $35.00 and $40.00.
About EuroWinegate (www.eurowinegate.com)
Founded in 2001 in Cognac, France by groundbreaking distillers and oenologists Jean Sébastien Robicquet and Bruno de Reilhac, EuroWineGate (www.eurowinegate.com) is a spirits and wine company dedicated to developing and marketing contemporary, ultra-premium and inspirational products that combine French craftsmanship with innovative techniques. In addition to G’Vine, EuroWineGate created with Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, Cîroc, the world’s first vodka made entirely from grapes. EuroWineGate is also the producer of K’orus wines and distributes in the US, a portfolio of wines characterized by their strong identities, unique personalities and full bodied structure.