El Wanderer is a single vineyard wine made from hundred year old bush vine Carinyena vines. Carinyena is the local Catalan word for Carignan, a red grape variety found along the Mediterranean rim that produces medium bodied fragrant wines of rustic charm.
The vineyard from which this wine is made was crafted in a very special part of the world. The Emporda is a little known wine region an hour and a half north of Barcelona. It is in the north eastern most corner of Spain, right at the French border.
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The Melbourne Gin Company
A fascination with the notion of the unattainable ideal drink led to a series of trials and experiments, a journey into the alchemy of batch distillation. Each botanical is individually distilled and then blended to our recipe, essentially a winemaker's approach. We use a copper pot bain-marie alembic still, traditionally used for making perfume, to preserve the delicate nature of the botanicals.
You will no doubt recognise the juniper berries and coriander seeds associated with London Dry Gin. The classic foundations are blended with local botanicals of macadamia, sandalwood, honey lemon myrtle, rosemary, grapefruit and navel orange; as well as exotics of angelica root, orris root and cassia bark.
The final component is the water - rainwater from Gembrook in the Yarra Ranges, 60km from Melbourne, with a purity that allows the botanicals to shine through.
We think the combination of local botanicals combined with a sense of history and a touch of the exotic makes MGC a uniquely Melbourne Dry Gin.