Young Gun of Wine: Australia’s Best Vermouth

Young Gun of Wine: Australia’s Best Vermouth

Vermouth may seem to have had a pretty rough trot in Australia. Aside from a healthy heyday in the 1970s, where it was often sloshed in a highball and topped up with dry ginger or soda, vermouth has been a bit player, mainly used to frugally scent a martini. In truth, vermouth has a more than noble history in this country, and a revolution that is less than a decade old is growing pace, with an ever-increasing selection of local examples challenging perceptions of what vermouth can and should be. In our latest Deep Dive, we gathered every Australian vermouth we could find, along with a panel of industry specialists to see what makes this new wave of Australian vermouth just so very compelling.

DOWN AND NOT OUT, MARGAN REINVENTS ITS OFFERINGS

DOWN AND NOT OUT, MARGAN REINVENTS ITS OFFERINGS

Newcastle Herald After much needed rain, it is a cruel irony that the Hunter Valley can not be fully enjoyed this autumn. “The Valley has never looked better and there lit­erally is no one a round,” says Lisa Margan, with husband Andrew the co-owner of...

HALLIDAY AWARDS 94 POINTS

The vines were planted in ’89 on a grey clay east-facing hillside. Its flavour profile is anchored by crisp acidity that will serve the wine well as it ages and the fruit swells. 94 points. – Halliday Wine Companion Magazine Dec/Jan 2020