Winexpert LE21

LIMITED RELEASE. UNLIMITED ADVENTURE.

Looking for a new wine adventure?

The Winexpert LE™ collection features limited edition wines of remarkable quality and distinction.

Explore the world’s most distinguished wine growing regions with this exceptional series that celebrates the unique, the exciting and the very best – from classic varietals to exceptional blends.

Available by reservation only, this annual showcase features hidden gems in limited quantities. Our most sought-after and popular craft winemaking kit, it’s a one-of-a-kind global adventure you don’t want to miss.

General Kit Information

Completed: 8 Weeks
Volume: 14 Litres / 3.70 US Gallons
Approximated Yield: 23 Litres
Labels: Included

Pre-order today! The deadline to order is Friday, November 12th 2021!

Wine Styles

Pinot Noir Shiraz

RELEASE DATE: December 2021

Pinot Noir and Shiraz may seem like an odd couple, but this uniquely Australian blend has a noble history and is currently making a major resurgence. Mixed berry, floral and soft spice aromas open to a vibrant palate of sour cherry and red fruit flavours with undertones of dark plum, blueberry, light licorice and spice. Silky tannins and bright acidity complete this juicy and energetic blend.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Pork Tenderloin with Forest Mushroom Sauce

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Herb crusted salmon, sausages, duck dishes, roasted root vegetables, or pan-fried tofu

MURRAY DARLING, AUSTRALIA
Murray Darling is named for two of Australia’s longest rivers, which run through the vast region and provide vital irrigation. The region is hot and dry, with long sunny days balanced by cool nights. The loamy and sandy soils are unique to the Murray River system and nourish strong vines. Together the heat, rivers and soils produce grapes which create soft and flavourful wines.

SWEETNESS: Dry
BODY: Medium
OAK: Medium
ALCOHOL: 13.5%

Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc

RELEASE DATE: January 2022

Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc are perfect partners in this bright and balanced blend. Together they show aromas of citrus and tropical fruit, with soft white blossom. The palate is lush and layered with pronounced flavours of green apple, pear, grapefruit and tropical fruit, with light notes of honeysuckle and grass. Fresh and flavourful with lively acidity, elegant complexity, and medium persistence.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Baked Feta With Tomatoes, Capers & Olives

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Rice dishes, seafood, vegetable tempura

MANCHUELA, SPAIN
Manchuela is framed by the Júcar and Cabriel rivers, whose sediments make up the limestone-based clay soils. Two large reservoirs to the north provide irrigation during the very dry growing season. Vineyards here are 600-1000m above sea level; the altitude has a cooling effect and combines with fresh Mediterranean winds to moderate the hot summer days. This helps slow ripening, resulting in white grapes that produce fresh, fruity wines with good acidity.

SWEETNESS: Dry
BODY: Full
OAK: Medium
ALCOHOL: 13%

Marselan

RELEASE DATE: February 2022

A cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, this relatively young French varietal displays the best characteristics of both parents. Marselan is deeply coloured with a powerful nose of jammy red and black fruits and spice. The palate delivers rich ripe fruit flavours of blackberry, plum and black currant with spicy notes, balanced acidity, and well-rounded tannins. Supple, smooth, and seductive.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Grilled Lam & Fig Skewers

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Charcuterie, grilled meat (bbq, burgers, pork chops), fresh lasagna with pesto, lamb navarin, dark chocolate desserts

LANGUEDOC, FRANCE
This is the true home of Marselan; it was developed here in 1961 and takes its name from Marseillan, a coastal village near where it was first bred and planted. Soils vary across the large region with limestone and clay the most common. The Mediterranean climate, with hot sunny days tempered by cool sea breezes at night, makes the Languedoc a perfect place for growing grapes.

SWEETNESS: Dry
BODY: Medium-Full
OAK: Medium
ALCOHOL: 13%

Trebbiano Riesling

RELEASE DATE: March 2022

Lemon peel, melon, and green apple on the nose with a light chamomile undertone. The palate offers orchard fruit flavours of yellow apple and white peach fused with melon, citrus, and fresh minerality. This inviting blend showcases the high natural acidity of both Trebbiano and Riesling; it’s fun, fresh, and fruity with a touch of sweetness and a lot of pizzazz.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Lemon & Rosemary Butter Braised Shrimp

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pasta, shellfish, mature hard cheeses, risotto, or enjoy as an aperitif

PUGLIA & VENETO, ITALY
North and South come together in this fresh blend. The Trebbiano comes from Puglia in the south, the heel of Italy’s boot. The dry heat, balanced by cooling breezes from the surrounding seas, along with the region’s fertile soils create the perfect conditions for growing mature and fruity grapes. In the north, the long summers of picturesque Veneto bring Riesling to full ripeness and the cool nights help the varietal retain freshness and its natural high acidity.

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry
BODY: Medium
OAK: None
ALCOHOL: 12.5%

Grenache Carignan – With Grape Skins

RELEASE DATE: April 2022

Grenache Carignan – Garnacha Cariñena in Spanish – is at once intense and harmonious. Deep ruby red with alluring aromas of blackberry, spice, and leather nuances. A provocative palate of black fruit,  cherry, red berry and plum with well-integrated oak and accents of licorice and spice. Rich velvety tannins, moderate acidity, and a long savoury finish.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Southwest Strip Loin with Skillet Succotash

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled lamb, sausages, hearty winter stews

MANCHUELA, SPAIN
The climate in Manchuela is ideal for reds; the inland region has a continental climate with high daytime temperatures and long hours of sunshine but is still close enough to the coast to experience cool nights thanks to Mediterranean winds. This temperature swing creates favourable conditions for red grapes to slowly ripen, perfectly developing tannin, colour, and varietal character. The resulting wines show excellent flavour, colour, and mouthfeel.

SWEETNESS: Dry
BODY: Heavy
OAK: Heavy
ALCOHOL: 14%

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