Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich, warm, and fresh with more juniper, citrus, and a light licorice
Clean and dry with a lingering feel of coriander and citrus
There was a period from about 800 to 1200 AD where the global temperatures were a bit warmer — expanding the grapes growing regions up into Britain. Then there was a colder phase called the Little Ice Age that lasted well into the 1800’s. Grapes got harder to come by and Europe started distilling grains and other starches to compensate.