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Quealy Lina Lool 2018

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Quealy Lina Lool 2018
Producer Quealy Winemakers
Region, Country Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 16762-750

Named after the aromatic compounds stored in the skins of the Moscato Giallo, Lina Lool is the skin-fermented alter ego of Pobblebonk. The 2018 is a blend of Friulano (67%), Malvasia Istriana (15%), Riesling (8%), Moscato Giallo (5%), and Chardonnay (2%), each harvested from Quealy’s Balnarring home block. Here the grapes were added as a rolling ferment (as they were harvested) to open-top amphorae, where they stayed for six months. The wine was then racked off its skins before going back into large-format oak to settle and clarify. The idea, of course, was to craft a polyphonic wine, greater than the sum of its parts. 



Quealy Lina Lool 2018

Reviews

“Maybe there is someone called Lina Lool, but the name is actually a terpene, the compound linalool found in aromatic varieties. Plenty in this wonderful blend of Friulano, moscato giallo and Riesling that spends 6 months on skins. Yes an orange wine, although more straw-gold. Vibrant with lemon verbena, poached quince, pickled ginger and a dusting of Chinese five-spice. Refreshing with a squirt of lemon-saline and neat tannins.”
95 points, Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion
“Friulano, moscato giallo and Riesling get six months skin fermentation here. What a thing! This is fantastic orange wine. Surround sound in floral, sweet citrus, green herb, saline characters, something akin to farmhouse cider, palate and bouquet matching neatly with this. Slurpy texture tempered with thick ribbons of tannin, gently sweet-sour fruit pleasingly bitter to close. Fantastic, compelling expression.”
94 points, Mike Bennie, The Winefront
“The 2018 Lina Lool which spends six months on skins in terracotta amfora, has exquisite perfume and layers of flavour”
Max Allen, Financial Review

Reviews

“Maybe there is someone called Lina Lool, but the name is actually a terpene, the compound linalool found in aromatic varieties. Plenty in this wonderful blend of Friulano, moscato giallo and Riesling that spends 6 months on skins. Yes an orange wine, although more straw-gold. Vibrant with lemon verbena, poached quince, pickled ginger and a dusting of Chinese five-spice. Refreshing with a squirt of lemon-saline and neat tannins.”
95 points, Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion
“Friulano, moscato giallo and Riesling get six months skin fermentation here. What a thing! This is fantastic orange wine. Surround sound in floral, sweet citrus, green herb, saline characters, something akin to farmhouse cider, palate and bouquet matching neatly with this. Slurpy texture tempered with thick ribbons of tannin, gently sweet-sour fruit pleasingly bitter to close. Fantastic, compelling expression.”
94 points, Mike Bennie, The Winefront
“The 2018 Lina Lool which spends six months on skins in terracotta amfora, has exquisite perfume and layers of flavour”
Max Allen, Financial Review

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