Mommenpop D'Orange Vermouth
Varietal: Chardonnay, Seville Orange
Region: Napa, California
Mommenpop Orange is a rich, vibrant and edgy whole-fruit aperitif, saturated with
Seville orange’s essential oils and the warmth of other select botanicals. The Orange is crafted in Napa, California, from a base of Chardonnay. Vermouthier Samantha Sheehan adds Napa distilled brandy to fortify, and then organic Seville orange peels, black pepper, calendula, chincona, orris root, cinnamon and vanilla bean. Mommenpop is sweetened with the naturally occurring sugars from the grapes, and contains a judicious amount of sulfur, added just before bottling. There are no dyes, additives or flavorings.
Samantha has been making rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Cabernet under the brands Poe Wines and Ultraviolet Wines for 10 years. In 2017, Sam was on a spritz kick - drinking Campari and Aperol spritzes almost daily over the course of a particularly hot summer. She developed Mommenpop as a less-sweet, dye-free alternative to aperitifs that she loves. Mommenpop ended up in Wine & Spirits Magazine later that same year as one of their “Top New Spirits of 2017,” so she decided to make a commercial production. She continues to make Mommenpop in Napa, with the same artisanal mindset as though she were making it for friends and family.