As our first 12 months draws to a close, we thought it would be great to celebrate with one of our favourite country wines. Fans of anise flavours will love this delicate, light tipple - it's such a crowd pleaser! At 5.2% ABV, this is a great one for a balmy afternoon in the sunshine.
Sweet Cicely tends to prefer more northern regions and particularly likes hillside roads and hedgerows up in the clouds. It does bare an annoyingly similar resemblance to other umbellifers (which is a notoriously tricky family to get to grips with) but a key ID feature is the unmistakable 'aniseed' smell from the leaves, stems and flowers. For this wine, we took plenty of the flowers and created a traditional sparkling wine recipe to really show off this native herb.