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2021 Wine Butler Limited Release Wines

Every year we feature 4 extraordinary wines available the beginning of the year. Comparable wines at the LCBO would retail for over $35 per bottle…

We secure only a small amount and they are yours first-come-first served.

We have priced these wines to sell in our EXCEPTIONAL CATEGORY. $144.90 tax in (Normally $238.90 to craft 28 bottles. Use promo code: Limited ).

Here is a breakdown of what is in store for our limited release program for 2021!

Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre. Red.

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Australian Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre

SWEETNESS: Dry

OAK: Heavy

BODY: Medium-Full

Originating in south of France, the blending of these three grape varieties is a classic. Australia has since produced a variety of styles gaining popularity for its famous fruit-forward Shiraz. Expect a bold, fruity and full-flavoured wine with notes of black cherry, blackberry, spice and dark chocolate.

A brief history on Grenache and Mourvèdre:

Grenache on its own is considered to be just as important as Cabernet Sauvignon. Blind tasters are known to appreciate the candied fruit roll-up and cinnamon flavours. The aromas of Grenache can vary depending where it’s grown, usually releasing subtleties of orange rinds and ruby-red grapefruit.

Originating from Spain, Mourvèdre is a meaty, full-bodied and rustic wine with an abundant mix of aromas. One can expect an explosion of dark fruit, flowers, thyme and red meat. The best pairings for this red wine calls for rich meats to absorb the tannins such as pork shoulder, beef short ribs, rabbit, and veal. For vegetarians, look forward to a meal consisting of lentils, wild rice, and shitake or portabello mushrooms.

Sangiovese Merlot. Red.

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Italian Sangiovese Merlot

SWEETNESS: Dry

OAK: Medium

BODY: Medium

Crisp, clean, spicy and aggressive in nature with a subtle black pepper flavour. A perfect match for tomato-based Italian food such as Caesar salad, meatballs or a hearty pasta dish.

Considered to be the “chameleon” of the wine world, Sangiovese is a savoury wine and offers a wide range of tastes from earthy and rustic to round and fruity. However, regardless of where it’s grown, it always presents cherry flavours and subtle notes of tomato. As Sangiovese ages, one can find the aromas will move towards dried cherries, figs and roses.

Rosso Superiore. Red.

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Italian Rosso Superiore

SWEETNESS: Dry

OAK: Medium

BODY: Medium

A blend between Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this wine is deep in colour, high in tannin, robust and intense on the palate. One can expect earthy notes of mushroom and black fruit. Pair it with your favourite grilled meats such as a prime rib roast or creamy mushroom lasagna.

The Syrah grape variety is a rich and powerful red wine that’s darker than Cabernet Sauvignon. It is behind the production of some of the world’s most darkest full-bodied red wines with dark fruit flavours such as sweet blueberry. The taste of Syrah is packed with flavours that finishes with a spicy peppery aftertaste. Due to this, Syrah is often blended with a mid-palate such as Cabernet Sauvignon, making the wine taste more complete.

Gewurtztraminer. White.  

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German Gewurtztraminer

SWEETNESS: As you wish – you choose!

OAK: None

BODY: Light-Medium

Peach and tropical fruit flavours with lychee notes. One can expect subtle hints of honey create good balance and a sweet lingering finish. Considered to be the “grown-up” version of Moscato, Gewurtztraminer has more striking aromatics and lower acidity. It is one of the 4 Grand Cru grapes of Alsace and has been produced for hundreds of years.

Best food pairings:

Meat: Duck, chicken, pork, bacon, shrimp and crab.

Spices and herbs: Highly spiced and aromatic herbs such as ginger, rose water and cinnamon.

Cheese: Less stinky and delicately flavoured soft cow’s milk cheese.

Veggies: Roasted and naturally sweet such as coconut, bell peppers, eggplant, squash and carrot.

*$3.90 In Tax Not Included. Bottles Not Included -bring your own or $1.10 per bottle. Crafts approximately 28-30 750ml bottles. Must be 19+. Takes 6- 8 weeks to process. Wine Butler is typically full 1-2 weeks in advance for bottling. Not valid with any other offers! This offer is not retroactive in any circumstance. Existing orders will not be cancelled or modified.

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