passport 2017

Reminder: Deadline approaching! Passport 2017 Limited Release Series.

We should have your preorder in before the deadline of NOVEMBER 18. The wines are released one at a time over period of four months from December through March.

See the details and get excited too. Sign up for all five before NOVEMBER 18 and receive a discount of 40% off the ‘Kookaburra Red’. Our brand stands for unbeaten quality, our blends for guaranteed enjoyment.

This year’s limited release Passport series, 2017 features five excitingly attractive propositions. One white, one rosé and three reds. All wine juices are made of premium quality grapes from prestige wine regions in the world. For the snob or simply the true wine lover, here is the collection where you have been waiting for.

Here a few short notes. Follow the links for each wine to see the full information sheets.

Syrah, Languedoc France: $ 156

With vineyards since the 5th century BCE this southern French area produces a classical medium to full bodied Syrah displaying a peppery bouquet with raspberry and earthy notes. Complex and harmonious with soft tannins. A long finish with flavors of blackberry and black cherry accented with spicy black pepper and oak, hints of mint, herbs, mocha and faint licorice on the finish.

Serve grilled or roasted red meats, hearty casseroles or slow cooked lamb. Hard, matured cheeses and 70% dark chocolate also pair well. Expected in store December/January.

Factsheet Syrah France

Riesling, Clare Valley Australia: $ 146

Citrus aromas with underlying floral notes make for a fresh and vibrant aroma. Juicy lemon-lime flavors fill the palate, accented by orange blossom and apple notes, mineral tones and a backbone of crisp, energetic acidity. Clare Valley is known for its medium bodied Rieslings. Try with lightly to moderately spiced Asian inspired dishes, pad Thai, or Tex-Mex dishes with cilantro & avocado. A fantastic pick for cheese fondue and creamy cheeses.

Expected in store January/February.

Factsheet Riesling Australia

Nero d’Avola, Sicily Italy: $156

Please let the name not scare you off. The Nero d’Avola is a  lesser known Italian red wine grape, but you have my personal guarantee. The full bodied Nero D’Avola offers aromas of ripe black fruit with notes of vanilla and smoke. Abundant flavors of ripe black cherry & plum with spicy accents, velvety tannins and a long finish. A great wine to match with rich meats. Try with beef stews, game meats, or barbecued angus burgers topped with bacon. Expected in store January/February.

Factsheet Nero D’Avola

Cab Sauvignon Rosé, Sacramento County California: $152

Fresh strawberry on the nose, with watermelon and cranberry accents. This medium bodied, dry crisp, fragrant rosé carries juicy strawberry flavors and tart red fruit notes on the palate. Balanced and refreshing, with crisp acidity and a subtle minerality. Turkey burgers, meat pies, tourtière, and cured sausage platters are great matches, as are light summer salads, Greek salads, tapas, and feta cheese. Enjoy with practically anything off the grill or serve on its own lightly chilled. Expected in store February/March.

Factsheet Cab Sauv Rose

Kookaburra Red, Riverland Australia with skins: $ 182

A full bodied bold, charismatic blend of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mataro loaded with raspberry, blackberry, spice, and a supple finish. Grenache brings ripe, jammy fruit flavors and hints of cinnamon spice. Shiraz provides a punch of blackberry, and plum flavors with elements of black pepper spice, while Mataro brings savory, earthy notes, spicy elements and texture. Drink alongside braised meats, grilled lamb with rosemary, meaty pasta dishes, and mushroom stews. Try with earthy dishes like spicy, hearty stews with red meat and root vegetables, mushroom risotto or eggplant lasagna.

Expected in store March/April.

Factsheet Kookaburra Red

Sign up for all five before NOVEMBER 18 and receive a discount of 40% off the ‘Kookaburra Red’. Kits released from December to April. Order now, pay later.