Renais Gin 700Ml

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RENAIGIN10 UCNZ
  • Cofounded by Emma Watson and her brother, Alex Watson
  • Distilled from upcycled French wine grapes
  • Inspired by the terroir of Chablis and Burgundy
  • 1 or more bottles
    $98.99
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While renowned for her roles in acting and activism, Emma Watson has ventured back into her family's traditional trade, embarking on a new venture alongside her brother Alex. Their latest endeavor, Renais, introduces a captivating gin that bears the hallmarks of family heritage. The roots of this remarkable spirit extend deep into the heart of Chablis, a place with which their father Chris has shared an enduring connection through his ownership of vineyards spanning three decades.

At the core of Renais lies a base spirit crafted meticulously through the distillation of wine grape skins and lees. Some of these essential components are sourced directly from the family's esteemed Domaine Watson, intertwining their personal legacy with the creation. The essence of Chablis finds its embodiment in the form of Kimmeridgian limestone – a fundamental geological element of the Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, and Chablis Grand Cru vineyards. This limestone has been distilled and skillfully merged with the grape distillate, a deliberate effort to eloquently convey the essence of the appellation's terroir.

The gin's botanical makeup is a symphony of flavors, including the essence of pressed Chablis Grand Cru grapes that infuse a sense of the vineyard's nobility. Complementing this are linden flowers, imbuing a delicate floral note, alongside cubeb berries which provide a touch of piquant complexity. To crown this intricate blend, acacia honey lends its gentle sweetness, harmonizing the composition.

Renais is more than just a gin; it's a narrative of family dedication, a tribute to the land, and an embodiment of heritage. The fusion of tradition and innovation yields a spirit that encapsulates the Watson family's journey through Chablis and distills it into a refined and evocative experience.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Aroma
    • Elderflower
    • Juniper
    • Violet
  • Palate
    • Juniper
    • Lemon
    • Liquorice

Food Pairings

  • Cheese

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United Kingdom

England is gaining a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the sparkling-wine world. The country does make some still wines, but the sparkling wines made in the traditional method are those most grabbing consumers’ attention. In fact, these wines represent nearly two-thirds of English wine production. Despite the country’s well-earned reputation for rain, the southern portion, where most production takes place, enjoys a somewhat warmer, drier climate. The primary winemaking regions are Kent, Surrey, and Sussex – all of which have similar soils and climate – though South West England, Hampshire, and East Anglia are well worth a taste, too. Among the UK’s popular wine varieties are the traditional method sparkling wine grapes – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier; Bacchus; Seyval Blanc; Ortega; and Reichensteiner.

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About the brand Renais

Renais Gin is a brand that transcends the boundaries of conventional gin-making, crafting spirits that embody the spirit of renaissance. Founded by the accomplished actress and activist, Emma Watson, together with her brother Alex, Renais Gin reflects a deep connection to their family's heritage in the renowned Chablis region. Drawing inspiration from their father's vineyards, the brand's roots are firmly planted in the rich terroir of the wine-producing estate.

Renais Gin takes pride in its commitment to craftsmanship and innovation. The base spirit is meticulously distilled from wine grape skins and lees, some of which are sourced from the family's Domaine Watson, infusing the gin with a genuine connection to the land. The use of Kimmeridgian limestone, a defining element of the Chablis vineyards, further elevates the gin's uniqueness, expressing the essence of the region's terroir.

Beyond its traditional foundation, Renais Gin blends an exquisite selection of botanicals that create an aromatic symphony with every sip. From pressed Chablis Grand Cru grapes to delicate linden flowers, spicy cubeb berries, and sweet acacia honey, each botanical contributes to a harmonious and captivating flavor profile.

The brand's dedication to excellence and attention to detail are evident not only in the carefully curated ingredients but also in the elegant presentation of the gin. The minimalist label and sophisticated packaging reflect Renais Gin's commitment to quality and refinement.

Renais Gin is more than just a spirit; it represents a renaissance of gin-making, a journey that bridges the past and the future. Emma Watson and her brother Alex have masterfully blended tradition and innovation to create a gin that resonates with enthusiasts worldwide. Renais Gin embodies the essence of Chablis, the legacy of a family deeply rooted in winemaking, and the artistry of gin, making it a captivating choice for both seasoned gin connoisseurs and curious newcomers alike. With each bottle, Renais Gin invites you to embrace a new era of gin enjoyment and rediscover the art of gin-making.

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