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#1 Tim Vandergrift

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

From the Winexpert Website:

Winexpert is pleased to announce the introduction of our new Selection International with Grape Skins kits. There will be four new varieties that will include a crushed grape skin pack and bottle labels. Selection International with Grape skins is one of the most exciting and timely kits Winexpert has produced, allowing the winemaker to choose a country of origin kit with excellent varietal character, bold flavours and aromas and full-bodied tannins, all in a wine that drinks well young and rewards patience.

Features

  • 16.4 litres of juice and concentrate and 1.6 litres of grapeskins—18 litres total
  • Six week winemaking schedule
  • Layered flavour and a complex profile
  • Bolder flavours and aromas
  • Country of origin designation
  • Drinkable at 3 months of age, with potential for cellaring
  • Labels Included!

We are excited to have these four great varieties available in stores this September: Australian Petite Verdot, Chilean Malbec Shiraz, Sicilian Nero D'Avola and Spanish Tempranillo.

For more information on these great new kits, please visit your local Winexpert Authorized Retailer

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:04 PM

A few more points: these kits will be available on a year-round basis, not just as a special order.

They're a bit different than the old Crushendo: it comes with a straining bag for the grapes--no more muss!

It also comes with a second pack of oak for post-fermentation addition.

The final trial I tasted before I went on vacation really pleased me: this is a grapeskin kit that delivers a very fruit-forward, strongly structured wine that will drink well-brilliantly well, in my opinion--almost immediately. It does have ageing potential, but you're not going to have to hold it for 18-24 months to get a ton of drinking pleasure out of it.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

Thanks Tim. The petite verdot sounds interesting...never had that - maybe a good time to try one....

what is the price range if i may ask?

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:11 PM

I'm in. Guess I'll have to call the store in Houston and tell them about it.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:22 PM

That is great news! I like the straining back for the grape pack, the secondary oak and the inclusion of the labels. WE labels are awesome! And now I'll have a good Nero and Petit Verdot kit available year around. The other two sound interesting as well. I would love to see a dolcetto as well sometime.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:51 PM

I believe I may have to make 2 of each kit and run them through the 40L Vadai over the next 18 months. Nice going, Tim.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:10 PM

Damn! At noon today I purchased a Spanolds Chilean Malbec. Oh well, I'll just have to order the Wine Expert Malbec Shiraz and do a taste test. And while I'm at it, I'll have to order the other three. They all sound yummy! Thank you, Tim!
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:51 PM

K-9, we don't dictate retail pricing, but expect it to be between whatever your retailer charges for Selection International and Estate Series.

They all sound good, but Petit Verdot is a favorite grape of mine . . .

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:27 AM

this sounds good . I might have to bring a couple back to the UK with me.
The thing thats been holding me back from making wine here is having to age them for 2 years when I've only got 28 months left in london.

 

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:33 AM

Thanks Tim! I kind of figured that - so it was a dumb question.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:49 PM

Tasted the Nero d'Avola today (also had another snort of the Petit Verdot, just to be sure). It's not the aggressive fruit monster that the PV is, but it's smoooooooth. I'm very pleased.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:12 AM

Tasted the Nero d'Avola today (also had another snort of the Petit Verdot, just to be sure). It's not the aggressive fruit monster that the PV is, but it's smoooooooth. I'm very pleased.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:02 AM

Did WE change anything in the new Petit Verdot kits? I just started my 3rd batch of this and there seems to be more juice than the first two. The labels are different too.




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