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Your ticket to a new world of wine. Tour different terroir, explore the exotic and uncover the unique.
Every year Passport SeriesTM takes us to new countries – from highly touted up-and-coming regions to age-old vineyards with long histories of excellence – it is an adventure through some of the most prominent and well-respected wine-growing regions around the world.
From classic varietals to charismatic blends, this limited release wine series celebrates the unique, thrives on exploration, and insists on excellence. Available for just a short time and by reservation only, the exclusive Passport SeriesTM takes you on a new, exhilarating journey every year, making this collection a highly sought-after one of a kind wine experience.
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Union Red- Provence France. Release date December 2019. Price $160
Union Red is a flavourful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of cassis and savoury spice, along with flavours of black currant on the palate and a juicy dark berry finish. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc unify this blend and bring flavours of black cherry, tobacco and subtle hints of pepper.
From a historic region that rests along the Mediterranean coast of France, bordered to the west by the Rhone River and Cote d’Azur on the east. The Provence is blessed with a perfect climate for growing grapes; lots of sunshine, minimal rain, and warm days and cool nights.
Drink alongside a black pepper steak, braised leg of lamb or prime rib. Alternatively try a savoury lentil or mushroom stew, or roasted potatoes and root vegetables. Cheddar, aged Gouda or other hard cheeses also make a great pairing for Union Red.
Union White- Provence France. Release date January 2020. Price $150
A classic dry French blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon create the crisp and medium body, Union White. Expect aromas and flavours of citrus, gooseberry, and pear with faint herbaceous and mineral notes. Union White has bright acidity, bold aromatics and flavours with a clean finish.
The Provence is the oldest wine-producing region in France with over 2600 years of grape growing experience. The region borders Italy and the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its diverse landscapes from the Southern Alps to the rolling vineyards and olive groves. Wild rosemary, juniper, thyme and lavender grow all over the region which creates the character in the wines. The region is graced with a Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights and a diverse mix of terroir.
Sip this wine alongside shellfish such as oysters and mussels, or white fish like cod or halibut (with butter, caper and lemon sauces). A fresh arugula salad with a lemon parmesan dressing, goat cheese appetizers, tabbouleh, or asparagus risotto would also pair well. Key food flavours that enhance this wine are basil, parsley and citrus.
Dos Grenache- Spain/ Australia. Release date February 2020. Price $160
Dos Grenache is a unique full-body blend of Grenache from Spain and Australia. In Spain, they call the grape Garnacha and it brings jammy aromas and flavours of strawberry, blackberry and dark cherry. The Australian Grenache has very similar characteristics but adds extra richness with notes of candied juicy ripe fruit. Dos Grenache is lush with intense berry flavours, along with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, dried herbs and spice.
Chiva is located in Valencia which is the centre of Spain’s sunny east coast. The Riverland region in southern Australia is the largest wine-growing region that is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends along the Murray River. Chiva experiences very hot days that are relieved with a sea breeze from the Mediterranean. Riverland with a continental climate sees hot dry and sunny days and relies on the Murray River to irrigate the vines ensuring fully ripe and flavourful grapes.
A great wine to match with any grilled, stewed or braised meats especially rosemary rack of lamb. The spice in Grenache also pairs well with hearty dishes that are herb heavy and savoury such as herb-roasted vegetables or ratatouille. For cheese try Manchego or a mild blue.
Carménère Petit Verdot- Chile with grape skins. Release date March 2020. Price $180
A spicy blend of Carménère and Petit Verdot that is balanced, and fruit-driven. Look for black cherry, blackberry and fig with earthy undertones, notes of chocolate, tobacco, tea leaves and savoury spice from the Carménère. The Petit Verdot adds another layer of ripe black fruits, plum and spice on both the nose and palate.
The Curico Valley is in central Chile, south of the capital, Santiago. It’s a warm valley between the Andes and Coastal mountains. The valley has a Mediterranean climate that experiences hot days and humid cool nights ideal for growing aromatic and flavourful grapes. The soils are composed of limestone and volcanic rock which both contribute to the bold flavours in this wine.
Beef brisket, filet mignon, and BBQ lamb chops are just a few of the dishes to pair with this Chilean blend. Stuffed peppers with chorizo and rice and legume-based dishes are also an excellent match. Try with hard cheeses such as aged cheddar or pair it with 70% dark chocolate. A spicy blend of Carménère and Petit Verdot that is balanced, and fruit-driven. Look for black cherry, blackberry and fig with earthy undertones, notes of chocolate, tobacco, tea leaves and savoury spice from the Carménère. The Petit Verdot adds another layer of ripe black fruits, plum and spice on both the nose and palate.
Hard to argue of course, but white wines are definitely not just for Summer. With a variety of taste profiles, white wines vary from light and fruity to oaked and heavy, but also floral or spicy. Especially the heavier bodies white wines would classify as year-round wines, and as wines that would be a great partner in food pairing.
Typically, fish, salads, chicken and pork are excellent dance partners for white wines. The Pinot Gris, Verdicchio, Viognier and Chardonnay come to mind. These wines are also a great companion with vegetarian dishes. If the menu serves from the spicier Thai, Malay, Indian or Szechwan cuisine, typically a Riesling, Piesporter, Gewürztraminer or Liebfraumilch would be the better option. There are many more white wine options in stock. I am inviting you to come and have a look. October; all white wine kits 20% off.
Cellar Craft revolutionized the world of craft wine by introducing grape skins into its reds, making the craft experience – from process to taste – truer to traditional winemaking methods and, most importantly, truer to varietal style.
Cellar Craft Showcase 8 weeks and Sterling 5 weeks are the pinnacle of premium, known for its exceptional quality and taste. Alluring aromatics spotlight the perfected balance of pure varietal grape juice and concentrates, acidity, tannin, and oak, delivering complex character and highlighting the unique nuances that distinguish Showcase from the rest.
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Après work, Après play, Après any day. Raise a glass and say cheers to Après, your after-dinner indulgence or special occasion showstopper. These flavourful and aromatic specialty wines offer uncompromising quality and allow you to enjoy the sweeter side of life. Proudly share your delicious dessert or ice wine style while celebrating with family and friends or put up your feet at the end of the day and unwind while enjoying a sweet treat.