Large bottle 2016 quinquina

Pronouned "keh-kina', this aromatised wine is the Barossa version of Dubbonet or Lillet Blanc. Marsanne was pressed, settled and racked before having fresh and preserved orange rind, dried lychee, blackberry, lemongrass, safflower and green tea thrown in to infuse for several moths. Lastly, a solution of simmered cinchona bark was added before bottling to add a bitter kick. Sip chilled, or top with sparkling water and a twist of lemon. Yum.

Quinquina (kɛ̃kina)

With an idea of consuming an aromatised white over summer we began to explore our possibilities. Deliberately, we steered away from an extended skin contact, oxidative approach. After tasting through leading vermouths and aperitifs, we were taken by the lifted aromatics and layered interest of Lillet Blanc and Cocchi Americano.

There began our path of aromatic infusion.

After infusing just about everything we could find from berries, fruits, hard spices, tea, fresh and dried herbs, flowers, nuts and seeds we decided on a fresher and more distinct aromatic profile.

Our chosen aromats were - fresh and preserved orange rind, dried lychee, blackberry, lemongrass, safflower and green tea.

2016 Vintage Tasting notes

Pretty and lifted spectrum of floral and citrus aromas. A more vinous structure on the palate compared to traditional versions of Quinquina, the remaining residual sugar provides texture and palate coating length. The Quinquina finishes with a distinct bitter grip akin to the astringency of a cup of fresh jasmine tea.

Enjoy: Chilled and unadorned as an aperitif or with freshly shucked oysters, charcuterie and olives. Spritzed. With either sparkling or tonic water combined with a twist of citrus. A delicious summer drink. Shake don’t stir. Use as a substitution to Lillet Blanc in Bond’s famous “Vesper Martini”

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2016 Quinquina - Yum.

Pronouned "keh-kina', this aromatised wine is the Barossa version of Dubbonet or Lillet Blanc. Marsanne was pressed, settled and racked before having fresh and preserved orange rind, dried lychee, blackberry, lemongrass, safflower and green tea thrown in to infuse for several moths. Lastly, a solution of simmered cinchona bark was added before bottling to add a bitter kick. Sip chilled, or top with sparkling water and a twist of lemon. Yum.

Posted on

07/11/2016

Release history

Vintage Format
2017 750ml bottle $40.00
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2016 Sold out.
1st release Sold out.
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