Hector's French Farm Petit Pinot
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Akaroa Craft Distillery - Akaroa, New Zealand
Style - Flavoured
700ml | 42% ABV
Juniper, Pinot Noir, Kelp, Thyme, Lemon Myrtle, Orange, Lavender, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Liquorice Root and Coriander Seed.
Named for the Hector’s dolphins that swim off Akaroa, Hector’s Gin comes in flavour profiles foraged from Banks Peninsula. Pinot Noir from vines in French Peak Vineyard, syrah, kelp, thyme, lavender and lemon myrtle gathered by local foragers are blended with classic botanicals to create a vibrant yet velvety smooth ruby red gin with notes of a fruit forward pinot noir. Bright, silky and elegant with a dash of spice. The addition of Waiheke Island Syrah adds a tannic structure to the gin while maintaining a slight sweetness on the front palate.
Whangaroa. Hakaroa. Akaroa. Many have told my story. But only one has distilled the essence of this place to make poems that run over your tongue. Songs that sing in your mouth.
Every bottle is a taste of this place. Kelp gathered in Wainui, lavender from Little River, rosehips from Little Akaloa, wild thyme from the Peninsula. Locally grown grapes, lemons, and botanicals for gins that are a true evocation of this beautiful place. Tales of the harbour told in Gin.
Akaroa Craft Distillery is also a partner of the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust. The trust is a world-class, research driven organisation who are committed to the conservation of New Zealand’s whales and dolphins. Their research includes population surveys, studies of whale and dolphin reproduction, survival and human impacts. By purchasing Hector's Gin you are giving back to the conservation of the Hector’s dolphins with a portion of the sale proceeds being donated to the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust to aid their continuing good work with the preservation of our Hector’s dolphin friends. You can read more about the trust here.