G’vine Floraison Gin

Not your traditional style of gin, G’vine Floraison hails from France and is a softer style of gin made from grape spirits in the region of Cognac.

Gvine Floraison Gin
G’Vine Floraison Gin & Tonic

Ugni blanc grapes are used to produce the wine which is then distilled to a neutral grape spirit. Grape flowers are picked during floraison, the brief period in mid-June before they turn to berries. They are macerated and distilled in a pot still along with nine other botanicals, ginger roots, liquorice, green cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, juniper berries, cubeb berries, nutmeg and lime.


On the nose, G’vine Floraison is floral and sweet. The flavour is smooth, floral and light, with very soft juniper on the palate, finishing clean and fruity.

G’Vine Floraison (40% ABV) does not suit a dry martini but drinks well in a gin and tonic. Serve it European style, in a long stem glass with ice. During the cooler months, G’Vine recommends you use warmer garnishes such as cinnamon, chocolate, grapes, coriander and ginger instead of lemon or lime.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.