Winexpert LE22™ - World Class Wines for 2023

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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.
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT
DECEMBER 2022 ~ CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT - Walla Walla, Washington
Store Comparison - 14 hands Sku 252718
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THE WINE
A classic combination. Robust Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure and black fruit flavours while complementary Merlot softens Cab’s high tannin and acidity and adds juicy fruit and texture. The result is a beautiful blend showing aromas of black currant with hints of dried herb and toasted almond. The palate is stacked with layers of deep cherry, black fruit, baking spice and mocha. A concentrated and seamless blend with silky tannin.
THE REGION
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
Walla Walla sits on Washington’s southern border, dipping slightly into Oregon. Cab and Merlot are widely planted here, where the long growing season allows these grapes to reach optimal ripeness. Hot days develop ripe fruit flavours while cool nights help lock in acidity, keeping fruit in focus. Cab grown here is known for being fruitier and less astringent and the Merlot shows a more boisterous body and rich fruitiness.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING:
Pecan & Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
Also a great match for: Pepper crusted steak, beef or mushroom stroganoff, your favourite burger
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $225
Enter the name for this tabbed section: VIOGNIER ROUSSANNE MARSANNE
JANUARY 2023 ~ VIOGNIER ROUSSANNE MARSANNE - Northern Rhone & Savoie, France
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THE WINE
A beautiful blend composed of the only three white wine grapes permitted to be grown in the Northern Rhone. It draws you in with inviting aromas of stone fruit, honeysuckle, and soft herbal notes. The palate is rich with expressive peach, apricot, and Meyer lemon flavours, just hinting at honeysuckle and brioche. This textured wine leans to the fuller side, but stays smooth and fresh with elegant balance.
THE REGION
NORTHERN RHÔNE & SAVOIE, FRANCE
The small and prestigious Northern Rhône region experiences a cooler climate than its southern counterpart, due to the mistral wind that brings in colder air. The tiny region of Savoie sits to the west bordering Switzerland and is the only alpine wine region in France. Vineyards are often planted at elevations between 250-550 metres but have a uniquely warm microclimate thanks to the southern sun exposure.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Smoked Salmon Spirals
Also a great match for: Grilled pork or chicken, antipasti, pasta with cream sauce
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 2-6 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: no
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: MALBEC BONARDA SYRAH
FEBRUARY 2023 ~ MALBEC BONARDA SYRAH - Mendoza, Argentina
Store Comparison - Luigi Bosca Sku 418038
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THE WINE
Malbec leads the way providing structure and black fruit. Bonarda builds on juicy fruit flavours and softens tannin, while Syrah lends savoury spice character. This exciting blend shows black cherry and raspberry aromas infused with subtle clove spice, leading to an expressive palate of bright red fruit and ripe dark berry, backed by soft spice, vanilla and dark chocolate notes. Structured and zesty, with firm tannin and food-friendly acidity.
THE REGION
MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Sitting at the foot of the Andes and an average of 900 metres above sea level, Mendoza boasts some of the highest vineyards in the world. Altitude is key to Mendoza’s quality; the hot, semi-arid climate gives the grapes the sun and heat they need to fully ripen, while the cool mountain nights drastically slow ripening thereby preserving acidity. The dry, rocky mountain soils force the vines to work harder for nutrients, producing smaller, more concentrated grapes.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Gourmet Blue Burger
Also a great match for: Pulled pork tacos, rib eye steak with chimichurri sauce, BBQ chicken pizza
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: full
Oak: heavy
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $230
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Fermented on crushed grape skins
Enter the name for this tabbed section: PINOT GRIGIO GEWURZTRAMINER
MARCH 2023 ~ PINOT GRIGIO GEWURZTRAMINER - Lodi, California
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THE WINE
This unique duo creates a juicy and refreshing wine with a kiss of sweetness and loads of character. Alluring aromas of stone fruit and lychee precede a surge of juicy peach and bright citrus flavours. A second sip starts to open the palate revealing underlying flavours of lychee, cantaloupe, and light notes of ginger spice and lemon zest. A must-have for any white wine lover.
THE REGION
LODI, CALIFORNIA
Located in the middle of California’s Central Valley, Lodi has a classic Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights and benefits from cool breezes blowing inland from the San Francisco Bay area – a climate that helps lend grapes a refreshing natural acidity. The mineral rich, sandy soils and dry growing season allow growers to precisely manage vine growth through irrigation, producing more concentrated flavours.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Peanut Chicken Satay
Also a great match for: Spicy tuna rolls, roasted vegetables, brie and fig crostini
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 2-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: no
Sweetness: off-dry
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: AGLIANICO BARBERA
APRIL 2023 ~ AGLIANICO BARBERA - Campania, Italy
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THE WINE
Aglianico is considered one of the three greatest Italian varietals, known to produce refined, complex wines with firm tannin. Its richness and structure make it popular for blending. In contrast, Barbera is popular for producing fruity wines with low tannin and high acidity. The combination of these two Italian varietals creates a balanced blend with big personality. Dominant flavours of black cherry, pepper spice, blackberry and plum are enhanced with licorice, dried herbs, and a light mineral note. This is a wine to sit back, sip, and savour.
THE REGION
CAMPANIA, ITALY
Winemaking is an ancient art here with history dating back to the 12th century BC. Sitting on the southwestern coast of Italy, Campania has 350kms of coastline and a mountainous interior comprised of the Campanian volcanic arc, which includes Mount Vesuvius. The long growing season is hot and dry with abundant sunshine; breezes blow in from the Tyrrhenian Sea and temper the heat, promoting acidity in the grapes. The volcanic soils encourage high tannin.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Lasagna Bolognese
Also a great match for: Smoked brisket, eggplant parmesan, chicken mushroom tagliatelle
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-8 months
Body: full
Oak: heavy
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $230
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Fermented on crushed grape skins

Winexpert LE21™ - World Class Wines for 2022

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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Pinot Noir Shiraz - Australia - SOLD OUT
DECEMBER 2021 ~ PINOT NOIR SHIRAZ - Murray Darling, Australia
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THE WINE
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.
THE REGION
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.
THE FOOD
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
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Macabeo Sauvignon Blanc - Spain - SOLD OUT
JANUARY 2022 ~ MACABEO SAUVIGNON BLANC - Manchuela, Spain
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THE WINE
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.
THE REGION
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.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Baked Feta With Tomatoes, Capers & Olives

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Rice dishes, seafood, vegetable tempura
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 2-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: no
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $215
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Marselan - France - SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY 2022 ~ MARSELAN - Languedoc, France
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THE WINE
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.
THE REGION
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.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Grilled Lamb & Fig Skewers

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Charcuterie, grilled meat (bbq, burgers, pork chops), fresh lasagna with pesto, lamb navarin, dark chocolate desserts
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-6 months
Body: medium-full
Oak: medium
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 13%
Cost: $220
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Trebbiano Riesling - Italy - SOLD OUT
MARCH 2022 ~ TREBBIANO RIESLING - Puglia & Veneto, Italy
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THE WINE
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.
THE REGION
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.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Lemon & Rosemary Butter Braised Shrimp

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pasta, shellfish, mature hard cheeses, risotto, or enjoy as an aperitif
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 2-6 months
Body: medium
Oak: no
Sweetness: off-dry
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cost: $215
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Grenache Carignan - Spain - SOLD OUT
APRIL 2022 ~ GRENACHE CARIGNAN - Manchuela, Spain
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THE WINE
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
THE REGION
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.
THE FOOD
SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Southwest Strip Loin with Skillet Succotash

ADDITIONAL FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled lamb, sausages, hearty winter stews
Ready in: 9-10 weeks
Aging: 4-8 months
Body: full
Oak: heavy
Sweetness: dry
Alcohol: 14%
Cost: $225
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