Forthave Yellow / Genepi Fortified Wine
usa / 48 proof / 750 ml
Yellow is a delicate and floral genepi from micro-distillery Forthave in Brooklyn; made in collaboration with Liten Buffel, a New York winery producing a natural wine from Cayuga grapes for the express purposes of making this aperitif, as well as wild genepi flowers from the French Alps in the Savoie. The Cayuga base offers some riesling-like tropical fruit honey and backbone refreshing acidity, while the genepi maceration offers notes of chamomile and earth. Yellow is a more delicate version of genepi, one that can be enjoyed all day with a little ice and a splash of club soda, or in place of vermouth in cocktail classics.