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Reserve Your LE17 Vintages Today!

Sep 27, 2017

Together, Just Fine Wine and Winexpert are extremely proud to present to you the LE17 Collection: a showcase of five remarkable wines from five remarkable wine-growing regions. 

The LE17 collection is a welcome showcase of popular varietals and unique blends. This vintage collection offers something to appeal to every wine lover (scroll down for complete wine by wine descriptions). Fruit driven, spicy, floral or herbaceous; whatever your preference, these wines will awaken your palate. This year, superior quality juice has been sourced from: Riverland, Australia; Rawsonville, South Africa; Hawke's Bay, New Zealand; La Mancha, Spain; and Apulia, Italy; producing five magnificent wines that will compliment any wine cellar. 

LE17 vintages are available by pre-order only for a limited time and will be released on a month to month basis from January through April 2018.  No deposit is required; however, to be able to continue this we ask that you honour your entire pre-order commitment. Pre-order deadline is December 2, 2017. All LE17 wine kits produce approximately 23L (roughly thirty 750ml bottles) of finished product and are priced at $189 On-Premise and $134 Kit -Only (Grape Skin Kit is $205 On-Premise and $150 Kit-Only). Submit your order today and avoid missing out on these fantastic wines!

Reserve Your LE17 Vintages Today. Deadline December 2, 2017.

There are three ways to reserve your LE17 wine kits:

  1. Email: info@justfinewine.ca
  2. Call: 604.944.7818
  3. In Person: Join us at our LE17 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Port Coquitlam's Wilson Centre. CLICK HERE for full event details. If you are unable to attend, you can also fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

 

The LE17 Collection: 

Available January 2018: Petit Ruby Cabernet - Riverland, Australia

January - Australian Petit Ruby Cabernet

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REGION: RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA - In the Lower Murray oasis of south Australia you will find the Riverland. Spanning across Victoria and New South Wales, and basking in the continental climate, bountiful vineyards ripen during the sunny dry days of the season, while the Murray River winds through this unofficial “super zone” providing much needed irrigation.

WINE: A true gem, PETIT RUBY CABERNET is a blend of Petit Verdot and Ruby Cabernet. The Ruby Cabernet takes the best qualities of its parents, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan, creating a structured, robust wine with soft tannins, while the Petit Verdot brings intriguing flavours of dark berries and vanilla. Elegant fruit flavours of currant, juicy plum and dark berries complemented by notes of spicy ground black pepper with hints of herb and vanilla, make this medium-full bodied wine a delight to enjoy with grilled meats.Try it with succulent rib eye steak for a wonderful weekend treat, or barbecue burgers for
an equally delicious pairing. Having an Italian night and want to switch up the wine? PETIT RUBY CABERNET is delicious with classics like meat lover’s pizza and spaghetti Bolognese.

LE17 PAIRING: Ruby Rigatoni Bolognese. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Medium-Full        OAK: Medium        ALCOHOL: 13.5%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Available January 2018: Chardonnay Chenin Blanc  - Rawsonville, South Africa

January - South African Chardonnay Chenin Blanc

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REGION: RAWSONVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA - Permeating the white wine world, CHARDONNAY is refreshing to layer with lesser known varietals like CHENIN BLANC, South Africa’s signature white. Grapes from the Rawsonville region, a small picturesque wine growing and farming community on the eastern flanks of the Du Toitskloof Mountains in the Western Cape province, make up this blend. The Mediterranean climate brings cool rainy winters and warm dry summers to the vineyards creating a fruit driven white wine with a high but pleasant natural acidity. The thin-skinned grapes soak in rays of sunshine to ripen and are carefully picked at just the right time to leave a crisp and bright juice. 

WINE: Carrying distinct cultivar characteristics, tropical fruit aromas marry with baked apple citrus zest and juicy peach. On the palate, the buttery complexity of CHARDONNAY is complemented by CHENIN BLANC’S tart acidity to make a beautifully balanced wine. Delicious to sip on its own or to enjoy with food, this is a crowd-pleasing and unique addition to any cellar. Enjoy with a variety of seafood dishes like grilled shellfish or salmon fish cakes. If feeling decadent, try chicken poached in a butter sauce, as the wine’s bright acidity and fruity character will complement the richness of the sauce wonderfully.

LE17 PAIRING: Artichoke & Spinach Chicken Pot Pie. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Light-Medium        OAK: Light-Medium        ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Available February 2018: Merlot - Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

February - Hawke's Bay Merlot

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REGION: HAWKE'S BAY, NEW ZEALAND - Hawke’s Bay is the oldest wine producing region in New Zealand. The diverse volcanic earth varies between gravel, sand and clay offering an ideal environment for the vineyards flooding the hillsides and banks along the five rivers winding through the landscape. Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful climate presents a lot of sunshine and pleasant conditions year-round. The result is a region that produces some of the finest wines in the country and MERLOT contributes to this well-earned reputation. 

WINE: This popular and enduring varietal produces a soft yet rich and fruity juice that is pleasing to the palate. The MERLOT grapes thrive in a long growing season, with flavours concentrating as the fruit develops. Ripe fruit with spice and soft tannins take precedence in this MERLOT. The lingering finish brings dark oaky spice, as well as hints of mocha and licorice. Treat yourself and enjoy with slow-cooked beef and lamb dishes or a gorgeous Ossobuco. Roasted, slightly caramelized tomatoes on crostini drizzled with balsamic reduction is a simple starter that is impeccable with this wine. Looking for a cheese to
pair? Try Gouda or smoked cheddar.

LE17 PAIRING: Balsamic Lamb with Burst Tomatoes. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

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

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Available March 2018: Milagro Blanco - La Mancha, Spain

March - Spanish Milagro Blanco

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REGION: LA MANCHA, SPAIN - La Mancha is steeped in history and is believed to have been producing wine since the Roman empire. A challenging place to grow grapes, the region is found in hot and dry central Spain, south east of Madrid where the rivers provide much needed water. Hard working vines planted in water-absorbing limestone and chalk sub-soil produce grapes that boast concentrated flavours that burst on the palate.

WINE: Muscat, Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc are wonderful on their own but sing when blended together. Muscat is fruity and crisp, Verdejo has mineral and citrus notes, and Sauvignon Blanc is herbaceous with pleasing acidity. When married, their unique elements create an off-dry, soft, refreshing, fruit-forward wine with a bright bouquet and a complex finish. MILAGRO BLANCO carries notes of passion fruit and white flower on the nose, and is supported by juicy melon, peach, fresh lime and grass with a hint of honey on the palate. The fruity and floral character of this white wine pairs exquisitely with
moderately spiced Szechuan, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Lighter meats like chicken and white fish with green salad dressed in light vinaigrette are natural matches for a fresh, tantalizing meal.

LE17 PAIRING: Spicy Chicken Buddha Bowls. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry        BODY: Medium        OAK: None        ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

 

Available April 2018: Negroamaro with Grape Skins - Apulia, Italy

April - Italian Negroamaro with Grape Skins

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REGION: RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA - Bellissimo Italia…delightful wine, delicious food and stunning sun-soaked landscapes. Apulia (or Puglia in native Italian) exemplifies all of these things and more. Explore Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot and follow one of the longest coastlines of any wine region in the country. The Mediterranean Sea graces the region’s vineyards with cooling winds maintaining ideal temperatures for growing. Sunny, warm and dry with some of the most fertile soil in Italy, the area offers the perfect environment for ripening grapes as well as olive trees and wheat fields that coexist with vineyards in this agricultural centre.

WINE: NEGROAMARO is richly jewel-hued, full bodied and a classic varietal in Apulia. Mild hints of wood and spice on the nose play with fruity notes for a complex aroma. On the palate, ripe berry is complemented by ground baking spice and silky tannins with a long finish. NEGROAMARO is hearty, versatile and evokes feelings of the beauty of its home. This wine couples well with many cuisines, but Italian, of course, is a flawless pairing. Choose an antipasto with spicy elements like salami or pepper marinated vegetables like eggplant. A simple but delicious peperonata can be enjoyed with crusty bread or as a side to roasted and grilled meat.

LE17 PAIRING: Rib Eye with Grilled Caponata Salad. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry        BODY: Full        OAK: Medium-Heavy        ALCOHOL: 14.5%*

PRICE: $205.00 On-Premise | $150.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.


 Don't Miss Out. Reserve Your LE17 by Pre-Ordering Today:

 

Email: info@justfinewine.ca

Call: 604.944.7818

In Person: Join us at our LE17 Wine Tasting, taking place Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Port Coquitlam's Wilson Centre. CLICK HERE for full event details. If you are unable to attend, you can also fill out your DOWNLOADABLE ORDER FORM and bring it to Just Fine Wine.

LE17 Pre-order deadline is Saturday, December 2, 2017.


So how do you know what the LE varietals will taste like if you have to order before the kits are even made? Take advantage of an opportunity to sample 'commercial equivalents' of the LE17 wines in advance of the pre-order deadline at Just Fine Wine's LE17 Wine Tasting taking place October 29, 2017. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon filled with fun, food, and of course, wine! This casual and entertaining event also features the one and only Tim Ellison - come find out for yourself why popular demand is bringing him back for a sixth straight year!

LE17 Wine Tasting October 29, 2017 at the Wilson Centre


What is LE?

Each year Winexpert produces a limited quantity of five fabulous and unique varieties from around the world that are released monthly from January through April. LE wines vary year to year and can be one or a combination of the following: unique blends, hot industry trends, highly sought after regions and vineyards; and scarce or hard to obtain grapes/juice. One thing remains from one year to the next, LE collections always produce wine of superior quality. 

LE vintages are available only during the month of their release. They are limited in supply and are so immensely popular that they can be acquired by pre-order only. The LE program has built a reputation of delivering exceptional, award-winning wines year after year after year. This speaks to the high quality wines that these very special wine kits produce and that’s why LE continues to be the biggest most successful limited release brand. Each and every year, LE wines are awarded medals at the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition; a testament to the superior quality of our LE program. We’re confident LE17 will continue the award-winning tradition; will you be one of the award-winning winemakers? Just ask Just Fine Wine for more information.

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