Region: Okanagan, British Columbia
Selling Format: 750mL Bottle
"I’m not the only Canadian enamoured by the vermut tradition. Former wine importer Shawn Dalton’s hours wiled away on the streets of Barcelona inspired him to start concocting recipes in his kitchen back in Winnipeg. After five years of researching North American botanicals and trialling techniques, he relocated across the Rocky Mountains and opened Marrow Vermouth in Penticton, the epicentre of British Columbia’s Okanagan wine region.
Shawn ... is taking the concept of terroir to the extreme. His fortified wines are a collaborative experiment involving not only local wineries but also local orchards for apple distillate, and nearby apiaries for honey to sweeten the wine. His winemaker friends sell him products that they don’t know what to do with, like hard pressings and oxidative wine. With the addition of indigenous herbs such as yarrow, clover and sweet cicely, as well as some internationally sourced ingredients such as wormwood and bergamot, Shawn creates swans out of ducklings." - Arnica Rowan for Jancis Robinson