04 Oct Montara Victorian Style Gin
With a more then 50-year legacy of winemaking, wines of distinction will always be at the heart of everything Montara do but 2020 and 2021 have given us the opportunity to develop several passion projects.
We are thrilled to be continually innovating how to best utilise our premium Grampians vineyard and the skills of our diverse team.
Excitingly, a limited release of small batch wines will be debuting in 2021, we will be sharing more about that soon.
For the love of a little libation, we are changing up glassware, to share with you our first exciting release. Working with master distillers the Montara team hand selected a range of ingredients to build a distinct, unique Gin, the result is a style unto itself.
Montara Victorian Style Gin.
Why Victorian style?
Montara Victorian Style Gin speaks of the landscape, culture, and senses of its home, here in Victoria. Inspired by the beautiful natural terrain of the Grampians, a collection of native ingredients, Lemon Myrtle and Lemon Aspen are distilled alongside a mix of Hibiscus, Almonds, Cardamon and of course Juniper.
Aromatics of lemon myrtle lift the bouquet, accompanied by citrus notes from full fresh native Lemon Aspen, Lemon segments and rind. Citrus folds around the gentle spice of Cardamom. Texturally a silky, Hibiscus infused Gin finishing with the cooling crisp of cucumber.
Best served as a slow sipper with thinly sliced cucumber, mint sprig, and ginger flesh. Great in cocktails due to its powerful flavour profile and complex citrus notes.
Be a traditionalist and sip neat served on ice.
Or add tonic, mint and cucumber and serve over ice.
Or for a bit of extra warmth, we recommend a slice of ginger for that extra kick.
But there is nothing quite like a
Dry Montara Victorian Style Gin Martini with Grampians Olive Co Olives
60ml Montara Victorian Style Gin
5ml Dry Vermouth
Ice – Mix over Ice but serve without.
Grampians Olive Co Olives – We recommend Verdale Organic Olive – 2 skewered dipped in finished drink.