FIVE RENOWNED REGIONS.
FIVE SPECTACULAR WINES.
Winexpert™ continues to raise the bar each year with its LE program and LE16 is no different. This year, in addition to sought after varietals and unique blends, Winexpert™ is thrilled to offer a very distinctive wine – Blanc de Noir – an elusive white wine that is made from red grapes. Done in an off-dry style, this is the must have wine of the year.
Pre-order yours by 5 December 2016!
Sits at the same latitude as the Loire Valley in France but with a cooler climate that is perfect for Cabernet Franc grapes. A total of 17 hours of summer sunshine per day (more than California).
Expect ripe raspberry and red currant notes with black pepper and fresh mint leaf notes with a solid tannin providing mouth feel and structure. Consider pairing with herb-crusted lamb, a paprika-rich goulash stew, or aged cheddar.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak: Medium | ABV: 13%*
Delivery in January 2017
Located on the Tyrrhenian Sea which gives the area a warm, Mediterranean climate. The terrain is quite hilly and these hills serve as a tempering affect on the summertime heat.
Expressively refreshing with peach, green apple and fresh lime notes and a hint of tarragon on the finish. Sip-worthy on its own with a quenching acidity. Pairs well with regional Italian cuisine like pasta tossed in olive oil, fresh shellfish, and grilled chicken or turkey.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Med | Oak: None | ABV: 12.5%*
Delivery in January 2017
Most vineyards are located inland where the topography is mountainous, providing the grapes a much needed cool down in the evening.
Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal bring lush and hedonistic qualities while Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah offer body and structure. Notes of black and red fruit, cherry cola, anise and white pepper with a powerful yet subtle mouth feel. Pairs well with braised meats and rich sauces.
California’s largest wine region is an agricultural haven and is known as the “food basket of the world”. It has deep fertile soils and a cool Delta breeze.
Blanc De Noir is a French term which means “white wine from dark grapes”. This technique provides no skin contact after pressing to keep color light and tannins at bay. Expect flavors of crabapple, white peach, grapefruit and hint of strawberry with an off-dry finish. Pairs well with sliced ham, grilled white fish, and Eggs Benedict.
Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Light-Med | Oak: None | ABV: 13%*
Delivery in March 2017
Woven around the Murray River is a Mediterranean climate with long days of sunshine, yielding sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes.
This is a full bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache with black currant, cigar box, black cherry and raspberry with a warm spice rounds out the finish. Pairs well with protein-rich dishes like grilled steak but you should avoid spice or heat.
* Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.