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  • LE17 Petit Ruby Cabernet

    Petite Ruby Cabernet New

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    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 unocial
    “super zone” providing much needed irrigation.
    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.
    AVAILABLE JANUARY 2018

    Sweetness
    Body
    Oak
    Style Medium & Fruity Reds
    Pairing BBQ, Beef, Tomato Dishes
  • LE17 Chardonnay Chenin Blanc

    Chardonnay Chenin Blanc New

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    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.

    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.

    AVAILABLE JANUARY 2018

    Sweetness
    Body
    Oak
    Style Light & Aromatic Whites
    Pairing Fish, Pork, Poultry
  • LE17 Merlot

    Merlot New

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    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 offers lots 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. 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.
    AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2018

    Sweetness
    Body
    Oak
    Style Medium & Fruity Reds
    Pairing Beef, Cheese, Lamb
  • LE17 Milagro Blanco

    Milagro Blanco New

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    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
    o-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.

    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.
    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.
    AVAILABLE MARCH 2018

    Sweetness
    Body
    Oak
    Style Light & Aromatic Whites
    Pairing Delicate Dishes, Fish, Poultry, Salads
  • LE17 Negroamaro

    Negroamaro New

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    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 oers
    the perfect environment for ripening grapes as well as olive trees and
    wheat fields that coexist with vineyards in this agricultural centre.
    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.
    AVAILABLE APRIL 2018

    Sweetness
    Body
    Oak
    Style Bold Reds
    Pairing BBQ, Beef, Spicy, Tomato Dishes