Origin: Guelph Ontario, CA
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: Vermouth: carbonic quince, Gewürztraminer, Pears, Apples, Plums, Golden Plums, Marigold, Lemon Balm, Burdock Root, Dandelion Leaves.
No Stone Unturned is a semi-sweet, white vermouth. Built around quince, a rare fruit that tastes similar to guava: floral and tropical.
The beverage lives in the same world as Lillet Blanc, if the fruit was dialled way up and with half the sugar of the French aperitif.
Quince aroma is complex and hard to pin down—it's somewhere in between vanilla, apples, citrus and guava. Every other ingredient here elevates the quince in it's own way;
Gewürtz and marigold amplify the florality. Pears dial up the vanilla, and lemon balm lifts the citrus. Plums and apples provide the acidic backbone, while the dandelions and burdock add just enough astringency to balance it all out.
No Stone Unturned is thoughtful and superbly balanced: unique, rare and a damn treat.
Drink it chilled on its own, or blend into any cocktail you would use Lillet in.
About The Winemaker
Revel started in 2014 as a solo passion project. Imagine our excitement when it turned out that, hey, lots of folks are fermentation enthusiasts!
By 2022, our team was seven people strong — with over 1000 cases of Revel bottles and cans shipped to discerning drinkers every month.
Our characterful native yeast fermentations explore the endless flavours Ontario has to offer. Combining farm-grown and foraged fruits, discovering what the fermentation process yields, and aiming to bring out the best of each ingredient is what makes us excited to come to work every day. (Well, that, and all the incredible smells.)
A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER
Hey friends, Tariq here.
Revel started as an obsession of mine, living on an organic vegetable farm and falling in love with food and drink fermentation. In the farm's outdoor kitchen, I made naturally fermented pickles, mulberry wine — and when the fall came, cider.
I was naive, enthusiastic and a total nerd for fermentation. So when my time on the farm came to an end... I took what I'd learned and let it grow.
Every Revel project is spontaneously fermented with the organisms indigenous to the fruit (and our fermentory). That means each vintage is unique — a fleeting yet memorable marker of time and place.
Our fermentations have always been oxidative, more out of necessity than anything else. We couldn't afford stainless steel at the beginning, so we started with plastic and oak vessels. Learning to guide native yeast and bacteria with exclusively oxidative equipment has been an absorbing journey.
Currently we age our ciders and wines on tannic apple pomace and grape marc, protecting them from oxygen while infusing texture and salinity.
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!