Exploring the World of Pinot Noir & Red Wine Gins

And if you don’t know me I’m Amy Shaw a co-owner of HM Gin, a gin distillery based in Plenty, Victoria. Learn more about HM Gin.
Gin has long been a favourite spirit for many, but with the addition of grape skins from these beloved wine varietals, gin has been transformed into a unique and flavourful experience. Join us as we dive into the production process of these gins, explore their flavour profiles, and learn how to pair them with delicious foods and drinks. Whether you’re a gin enthusiast or new to the world of spirits, we guarantee there’s something for everyone to discover.

Gin has long been a favourite spirit for many, but with the addition of grape skins from these beloved wine varietals, gin has been transformed into a unique and flavourful experience. Join us as we dive into the production process of these gins, explore their flavour profiles, and learn how to pair them with delicious foods and drinks.

Whether you’re a gin enthusiast or new to the world of spirits, we guarantee there’s something for everyone to discover.

What are Pinot Noir and Red Wine Gins?

At Hillmartin Distillery, we believe that crafting exceptional spirits requires a blend of traditional methods and innovative techniques. Our Pinot Noir Gins a perfect example of this approach, as we’ve combined the classic botanicals of gin with the rich flavours of red wine grape skins. The result is a unique and versatile gin that’s perfect for sipping on its own or using as a base for cocktails.

Our Pinot Noir gin is a true delight, with a light and rich flavour that’s simply perfect for the autumn and winter season. Made with the finest Pinot Noir grapes, it boasts a complexity that pairs beautifully with hearty meals. We’re incredibly proud to offer this exceptional gin, and we can’t wait for you to taste its unique and refined flavour.

HM Pinot Noir Gin

The Process of Making Pinot Noir and Red Wine Gins

Our distillery takes great care in crafting our Pinot Noir gins. We start by using our award-winning HM Rare Dry Gin as the base and macerating it with red wine grape skins to create that complex Pinot Noir flavour. This process requires a delicate balance of time and temperature to extract the perfect amount of flavour and colour from the grape skins.

We use only the best grape varietals that are locally sourced, ensuring that we create a gin that reflects the unique characteristics of the region. Our distilling process includes special techniques that allow us to carefully control the flavours and aromas of the gins, resulting in a smooth and balanced finish. We’re passionate about every aspect of the distilling process, and it shows in the exceptional quality of our Pinot Noir gin.

Flavour Profiles of a Pinot Noir Gin

Our Pinot Noir gin is a true standout, boasting a subtle sweetness and fruity flavour with notes of raspberry and cherry. It’s a versatile spirit that can be used to create a range of cocktails, from the classic Negroni to the contemporary Pink Lady.

This exceptional gin’s unique taste makes it the perfect complement to citrus and floral flavours, making it ideal for refreshing cocktails. But it’s equally at home in more hearty, warming cocktails, thanks to its rich complexity and spicy undertones. Whether you’re a gin aficionado or simply looking to try something new, our Pinot Noir gin is sure to impress with its delicious and distinctive flavour profile.

Pairing Pinot Noir and Red Wine Gins with Food

Food and drink pairings can elevate the overall dining experience, and our premium Pinot Noir gins are no exception. The fruitiness of our Pinot Noir gin makes it a perfect complement to light pasta dishes or charcuterie boards featuring cheeses such as brie or gouda. Whilst the complexity of it makes it an excellent choice to pair with more robust dishes, such as grilled meats or hearty stews.

The spice notes in the gin can help balance rich flavours and create a harmonious dining experience. The unique flavour profiles of red wine gins such as Pinot Noir can enhance the flavours of food, creating a well-rounded and memorable dining experience. Whether you’re enjoying a casual meal with friends or a special occasion dinner, our gins are the perfect addition to any meal.

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From the intricate and complex flavour profiles to the exciting possibilities for food and drink pairings, we hope this blog has provided you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of these unique spirits.

Our Pinot Noir gins are the result of meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, and we are proud to offer them to our customers. We hope you will continue to explore the world of gin and join us in raising a glass to this exciting and dynamic spirit. Cheers to that!

At HM Gin we have a range of awarded gins, gin gift packs and merchandise.

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