What spirit would you produce if you lived in Cognac? Another Cognac? Well, it could be a potential answer, but assuming that your house was a few kilometers away from the beautiful region’s huge vineyards, what raw material would you use in order to produce your own Gin? Grain? Wheat? Potatoes? I suppose not. The most wisely taken decision, would be to make your neutral spirit out of grapes. And the liquid wash from which you would separate the alcohol from, would not be beer, but wine, of course. Now, the story goes on like this: Having produced such a neutral spirit, would you try to make another London Dry Gin (meaning that you should re-destill one more time your neutral spirit with all the botanicals inside it)? Or would you choose to “aromatise” it with your own unique way? Exactly as EuroWineGate company does in order to produce the G’Vine Gin. Take a look in the method that those guys use for their product:
G’Vine Gin – Step #1: Each September the Ugni Blanc grapes are harvested. Their juice is converted to wine, which is then distilled in continuous column stills to produce the base, a neutral grape spirit over 96.4% alcohol.
G’Vine Gin – Step #2: The wine flowers are soaked in the Ugni Blanc distillate for up to five days and distilled in a 200 lt Florentine pot-still – initially used to create perfumes and manufactured especially for the vine flowers distillation. The very small size of this pot still enables to deal with small batches and ensure their best quintessence
G’Vine Gin – Step #3: The 9 different botanicals are separated in 3 families. Each one of the three families is separately macerated. Juniper, the most important botanical of every gin, is macerated in the Ugni Blanc neutral spirit during a 5 day period and then distilled in a small pot still. Ginger, Cardamom, Liquorice & Lime are macerated together in the grape spirit before another distillation inside the small pot still. Cassia, Coriander, Cubeb and Nutmeg the “tougher” flavours combined and macerated together for another small batch distillation.
Step #4: The wine flower distillate, the distilled botanicals and more neutral grape spirit are blended together. The resulting blend is then distilled one more time in a bigger pot still one final time to create perfect harmony. The final gin is finally diluted down to the desired proof.
Ladies and gents, this is the G’Vine gin at 40 % abv for Floraison and 43,9 % abv for Nouaison.