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Winexpert LE19 Limited Edition
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LE!
LE19 marks the 30th Anniversary of bringing exclusive, premium limited release wines to the home winemaking world. This year’s selections were specially chosen for their outstanding varietals and exceptional quality. From the delicate and exotic Pecorino Pinot Grigio from Italy to the full-bodied, robust Red Pacific Quartet, these wines are sure to thrill and delight!
New this year, we’ll be releasing one wine per month instead of two wines in January. Wines will now be released in December 2019, January 2020, February 2020, March 2020, and April 2020.
Reserve your vintages before NOVEMBER 28, 2019!
Terremoto Tempranillo, Spain
Available December 2019
The Region: Valencia, Spain
Valencia, a sunny region located in the heart of Spain’s east coast, is where one can find the Tempranillo grape. The Mediterranean climate of mild winters and very warm summers, combined with the gently sloping vineyards and permeable subsoils, creates the perfect growing conditions for this savoury grape. Valencia is also home to the famous annual Las Fallas festival which welcomes the arrival of spring with fireworks, pyrotechnics and colourful, giant paper-mache figures. Every day during the festival at 2 pm, the city is filled with the sound of firecrackers, ultimately ending in the extraordinary finale called the Terremoto!
The Wine: Black Cabernet Sauvignon
The Tempranillo grape’s thick skin gives the wine a deep ruby colour and moderate tannins. Medium-bodied and savoury, Terremoto Tempranillo has flavours of cherry, dried fig and cedar, with hints of leather and spices. Whether you’re celebrating a big occasion like your 30th anniversary, complete with fireworks, or just toasting the end of a workday, this wine is the perfect accompaniment. Pair with braised meats, chorizo sausage or roasted eggplant. This Spanish beauty is sure to be an excellent addition to anyone’s wine collection for sharing with friends and family.
* Grilled/Baised Red Meats
* Chorizo Sausage
* Roasted Eggplant
Pecorino Pinot Grigio, Italy
Available January 2020
Pinot Grigio was originally established as Pinot Gris in Burgundy and although most famous in Alsace, France, made its way to Switzerland in the 1300s and eventually to Northern Italy where Pinot Grigio was born. Today it is Italy’s most popular grape.
Pecorino has a bit of a different history; thought to be extinct in the mid-20th century, it was rediscovered in the 1980s by a local producer who then took cuttings and propagated them resulting in this grape’s resurgence. Blending Pinot Grigio, the most popular Italian white wine grape, with the lesser-known Pecorino grape results in a delicate white wine with high acidity, lemon, lime and honeysuckle flavors, and an elegant floral aroma.
Pair with steamed mussels, seafood risotto and vegetarian spring rolls.
Pacific Quartet Red
Available February 2020
The Region: Pacific Rim (Paso Robles,California, Maule Valley, Chile, Riverland, Australia, and Yakima, Washington)
The Pacific Rim, encompassed by North and South America on one side and Australia on the other, has microclimates that match those from all over the world. From blazing sunshine to crisp mountain air, and with soils ranging from sandy loam to stony red clay to nearly pure limestone and everything in between, the range and variety provide the perfect terroir for almost any grape, especially those found in this charismatic red blend.
The Wine: Pacific Rim Quartet
For our 30th anniversary, we’ve decided to put a spin on one of Winexpert’s most popular Limited Releases ever, introducing Pacific Quartet Red! We’ve selected the most revered red varietals from the same regions that are featured in Pacific Quartet. Blending California Cab, Chilean Malbec, Australian Shiraz and Washington Merlot created the most delectable, full-bodied wine. The combination results in a well-structured, tannic wine with a bouquet of blackberry and cherry. The palate offers rich berry overtones with hints of currant and dark chocolate and a toasty oak finish. Pair with rich meat and bean stews, roasted leg of lamb with rosemary or aged cheddar. This superb quartet of amazing blended vineyards is sure to be an excellent addition to anyone’s wine collection for sharing with friends and family.
Pairs well with:Rich meats & Bean Stews, Roasted Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Aged Cheddar
YOLO White, California
Available March 2020
Wine Region: Pacific Rim
Fruit-forward and slightly off-dry, the palate on this wine is inviting and well-balanced. The Chardonnay contributes vibrant green apple and melon flavors. The floral aromatics come from the Muscat, and the Chenin Blanc completes the wine with citrus flavors and high acidity. Pair with mild curry dishes, baked ham, Brie and Camembert.
Cape Blend with Grape Skins
Available April 2020
The Region: Worcester, South Africa
The Worcester region in South Africa is located approximately 100 kms from Cape Town, in the Breede River Valley. It is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and the Breede River runs through the valley on its way to the Indian Ocean. The hot climate and the protection provided by the mountains combine to provide perfect conditions for high-quality, fruitful wines.
The Wine: Cape Blend w/skins
This exciting combination of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Grenache creates a wine that is truly outstanding and worthy of being a part of the 30th anniversary of LE! The dark berry flavours from the Cabernet Sauvignon balance nicely with the forward spiciness from the Shiraz. Pinotage, which is a grape varietal that is unique to South Africa, provides strong tannins and smoky, earthy characteristics while the Grenache contributes aromas of leather and licorice. Together these elements offer a complex, full-bodied wine that pairs well with roasted red meats seasoned with marinades or savoury herbs and aged hard cheeses. This South African beauty is sure to be an excellent addition to anyone’s wine collection for sharing with friends and family. Food Pairings: Roasted Red Meats and Aged Hard Cheeses
Now available Eclipse Three Moons Cabernet Sauvignon! For a Limited Time. Three Moons is a bold yet approachable wine with soft tannins and a long, spicy finish. Flavours of red currants, strawberry jam, blackberry and vanilla.