75cl | 14.8% ABV | France

A legendary aromatised wine, Dubonnet might be most famous for its links with the Queen Mother, but ask those in the know and you'll discover the scarlet red drink is a hidden-gem for Aperitif lovers…

This has red wine fruitiness, with a dry herbal finish from the quinine. Great length from the tannins. Serve it 50 - 50 with Gin for a drink made famous by the late Queen Mother.

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"in 1846 Joseph Dubonnet entered a competition run by the French government to find a way of persuading the French Foreign Legionnaires in North Africa to drink Quinine and protect from malaria, the result was Dubonnet, give it a try its delicious."

About this product

A red wine base made up of multiple grape varieties (RubiRed, Rubicabernet and Merlot) is infused with botanicals including blackcurrant, black tea varietals and cinchona bark before being gently sweetened with cane sugar.

Dubonnet Rouge aperitif was invented in 1846 by Sir Joseph Dubonnet, a Parisian wine merchant and chemist. It became part of Pernod Ricard in 1976.

Blending and bottling also takes place in Bordeaux and Lille in Pernod Ricard’s state of the art sites.

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