A blend of barrel-aged merlot and cabernet sauvignon wines, spices, cinchona bark - the source of quinine - and various varieties of sweet and bitter orange peels. The fruit is rendered into individual liqueurs by macerating them in alcohol and aging in wood. The wine and liqueurs are blended together - 85% wine and 15% liqueurs - and matured in French oak for up to a year.
The ruby red, light-bodied aperitif has a generous orange, spice and vanilla bouquet. Its layered, slightly bitter palate is laced with the long-lasting flavors of raspberries, ginger, cinnamon and ripe plums.