144 Island - VERMOUTH #1 22% - 750ml

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A white base wine of Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Chardonnay, fortified with distilallates of Kerikeri Lemon, Kawakawa, Kumarahou, Tarata, Manuka and Kanuka Flowers and Pink Peppercorn.With the use of Kawakawa and Kumarahou, our Vermouth #1 gives a sense of forest trails and roadside walks through the Far North in the peak of summer.

We love enjoying this on its own, with ice, or as a substitute for Gin with Tonic Water, but we recommend serving it in a cocktail with 1/3 Suze and 1/3 White Port on Ice.


--------THE PRODUCER--------

144 Islands

144 Islands is dedicated to the production of quality single-vineyard wines from our home estate in the Bay of Islands, as well as specially selected sites throughout the Far North of New Zealand. We place emphasis on producing wines that convey a point of time and place, honouring the rich history of our region, the birthplace of our nation.


--------THE GRAPE--------

Syrah, Sangiovese, Tempranillo

A European dance - France, Italy and Spain in step, for once.


--------THE REGION--------


Its northern location and close proximity to the sea give the Northland region an almost subtropical climate – humid, sunny and warm.

Warm spring temperatures, hot dry summers, and calm, clear autumn days allow fruit to ripen early, creating full-bodied and rich wines.
The first vines in New Zealand were planted in the Bay of Islands by the missionary, Reverend Samuel Marsden in 1819.

In the late 1800s, the Croatian gumdiggers arrived bringing their European tradition of winemaking.

The region's tropical Chardonnays, popular Pinot Gris and vibrant Viogniers are leading the white wine growth. Red wines produced include spicy Syrahs, stylish Cabernet and Merlot blends, peppery Pinotages and complex Chambourcin.