Introducing LE19

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LIMITED EDITION

Announcing Five New Limited Edition Wines

LE19 marks the 30th Anniversary of bringing exclusive, premium limited release wines to craft winemakers. This year’s selections were specially chosen for their outstanding varietals and exceptional quality.

TERREMOTO TEMPRANILLO

Red wine. Cherry, dried fig and cedar with hints of leather and spices. A smooth, lingering finish.

PICORINO
PINOT GRIGIO

White wine. Lemon, lime and honeysuckle flavours. Elegant floral aroma with bright acidity.

PACIFIC
QUARTET RED

Red wine. Full-bodied wine with a bouquet of blackberry and cherry. Rich berry overtones with hints of currant and dark chocolate and a toasty oak finish.

YOLO
WHITE

White wine. Green apple, citrus and melon flavours with floral and tropical fruit notes.

CAPE BLEND
with GRAPE SKINS

Red wine. Spicy, with strong tannins and dark berry flavours. Smoky, earthy characteristics and aromas of leather and licorice.

TERREMOTO TEMPRANILLO

Sweetness: Dry
Oak: Medium
Body: Medium
Alcohol: 13.5%*

Recommended Pairing

Manchego Stuffed Mini Peppers

Serve these vibrant tapas with accompaniments such as sliced Serrano ham, chorizo and crusty bread for a timeless casual spread to enjoy with a glass of Terremoto.

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Available December 2019

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 sub soils, 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 papier-mâché figures. Every day during the festival at 2 pm, the city is filled with the sound of firecrackers, ultimately ending the extraordinary finale called the Terremoto!

Terremoto Tempranillo

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.

Available January 2020

Pecorino – Abruzzo, Italy

Pinot Grigio – Veneto, Italy

The Pecorino grapes are sourced from Abruzzo, Italy which is a mountainous region located along the Adriatic Sea. It is also home to the highest point on mainland Italy, Corno Grande. Veneto is located in northeast Italy and is is the source region for the Pinot Grigio. The influence of the nearby Alps provide a cooler micro-climate where fresh, crisp white wines flourish.

Pecorino Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio was originally established as Pinot Gris in Burgundy and although most famous in Alsace, France, made its way to Switzerland om the 1300’s 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 1980’s 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 flavours, and an elegant floral aroma. Pair with steamed mussels, seafood risotto and vegetarian spring rolls.

PICORINO
PINOT GRIGIO

Sweetness: Dry
Oak: None
Body: Medium
Alcohol: 12.5%*

Recommended Pairing

Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Farro Bowls

Farro is a hearty, chewy grain with a lovely nutty flavour. Grain bowls make dinner easy and this one is perfect with a crisp glass of Pecorino Pinot Grigio

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PACIFIC
QUARTET RED

Sweetness: Dry
Oak: Medium
Body: Medium-Full
Alcohol: 13.5%*

Recommended Pairing

Caprese Flank Steak

Our grill-friendly Pacific Quartet Red is an excellent match for this beefy cut and the toasty oak finish is the perfect complement to the char on the steak.

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Available February 2020

Paso Robles, California    Maule Valley, Chile

Riverland, Australia          Yakima, Washington

The Pacific Rim, encompassed by North and South America on one side and Australia on the other, has micro-climates that match those from all over the world. From blazing sunshine to crisp mountain air, and with soils ranging from sandy loam to 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.

Pacific Quartet Red

For our 30th anniversary, we’ve decided to put a spin on one of Winexpert’s most popular Limited Releases every, 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 and overtones with hints of currant and dark chocolate and a tasty oak finish. Pair with rich meat and bean stews, roasted leg of lamb with rosemary or aged cheddar.

Available March 2020

Yolo County, California

YOLO is commonly known as an acronym for ‘You Only Live Once’, however, the origin of the name Yolo County is believed to come from Native American descent. This county is situated at the northernmost region within the Central Valley in California. Because of the deep and fertile soils found here, Yolo County is largely known for its agriculture, mainly its tomato production. The marine effects from the nearby Sacramento River provide cooler temperatures and the fog that rolls in and out of the vineyards daily, combined with the coastal winds, make for ideal grape growing conditions. The climate contributes to the concentration of aromatic compounds found in the wines produced in this region.

Yolo White

Fruit-forward and slightly off-dry, the palate on this wine is inviting and well-balanced. The Chardonnay contributes vibrant green apple and melon flavours. The floral aromatics come from the Muscat, and the Chenin Blanc completes the wine with citrus flavours and high acidity. Pair with mild curry dishes, baked ham, Brie, and Camembert.

YOLO
WHITE

Sweetness: Off-Dry
Oak: None
Body: Medium
Alcohol: 13%*

Recommended Pairing

Salmon with Citrus Tarragon Butter

Yolo’s balanced acidity and fragrant, floral finish is a perfect match for the sweet orange-herb scented fish.

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CAPE BLEND
with GRAPE SKINS

Sweetness: Dry
Oak: Medium-Heavy
Body: Full
Alcohol: 14%*

Recommended Pairing

Herbed Pulled Pork

Inspired by porchetta, this tender, herbed pork can be served roughly shredded with a red wine gravy or on buns like traditional pulled pork.

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Available April 2020

Worcester, South Africa

The Worcester region in South Africa is located approximately 100 kilometers from Cape Town, in the Breede River Valley. It is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and the Breede River runs through the valley on it’s way to the Indian Ocean. The hot climate and the protection provided by the mountains combine the perfect conditions for high-quality, fruitful wines.

Cape Blend

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 Granache 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.