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Exclusive Limited Edition WinexpertLE17
Three Renowned Regions - Three Spectacular Wines

Orders due before Dec 24 to ensure delivery

Winexpert™ continues to raise the bar each year with its LE program and LE17 is no different. This year, in addition to sought after varietals and unique blends, The HomeBrew Barn is excited to offer our handpicked selection of distinctive wines.
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Winexpert LE17 Hawke's Bay Merlot LD3276 Winexpert LE17 Apulia Negroamaro with Grape Skins LD3278
Winexpert LE17 Hawke's Bay Merlot Winexpert LE17 Apulia Negroamaro with Grape Skins

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LE17 Hawke’s Bay Merlot

Ready in 6 weeks

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.

Alcohol: 13%*
*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

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LE17 Apulia Negroamaro with grape skins

Ready in 8 weeks


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.

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.

Alcohol: 14.5%*
*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.

Due to the popularity of these varieties and restricted availability, sales must be made on a reservation basis. The program has sold out the last several years, so we highly recommend ordering the kits by the deadline This unique product is only available for a short time.