New collectors edition bottles available today
Wine lovers and fans of the worldwide hit television series Outlander can now order the newest installment in The Outlander Wine Collection from Lot18 in partnership with Sony Pictures Television. The limited-edition collection features six hand-crafted blends, available individually or as a set. The uniquely designed labels honor the two main characters, Claire and Jamie, from the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon, adapted for the screen into the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series by showrunner Ronald D. Moore.
With limited quantities of each specially created bottle, these delicious wines are available exclusively at Lot18.com/Outlander while supplies last. The sale will go live at 12pm ET on October 9. Every order will come with a complete set of tasting notes for all six wines.
The individually selected wines were carefully crafted by the team at Lot18 to highlight the various facets and personalities of the beloved characters Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser and James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser as their adventures continue in the world of Outlander. The following are Lot18’s descriptions of each wine inspired by the characters’ most well-known monikers.
Sassenach – Languedoc-la-clape Rosé
As a visitor of a time and place that’s not her own, Claire is a true outsider until Jamie Fraser draws her into his world and bestows upon her the playful nickname Sassenach. This rosé is Provençal in style, but like Claire, it comes from an unexpected place — Languedoc-la-clape, where the limestone-rich soil lends the wine its flavors of strawberry, white peach and grapefruit, racy minerality, and clean finish. Sometimes a fresh new perspective is exactly what’s needed.
Mo Nighean Donn – California Pinot Noir
“My brown-haired lass” is what Jamie affectionately calls his charming new bride in Gaelic, and there’s no better wine to embody that side of Claire than this earthy, seductive Pinot Noir. Exhibiting flavors of black raspberry, forest floor and tea, this complex and balanced wine will make anyone fall in love with its alluring qualities immediately. Don’t bother attempting to resist its delightful and immensely appealing ways.
La Dame Blanche – Pays d’Oc Viognier
She is given the name La Dame Blanche by her husband as a clever ruse, but in truth Claire does possess some of the cunning powers of this mythological figure, using them to turn fortunes her way. This French Viognier is similarly persuasive in its nature, with a heady floral aroma that leads to peach and apricot flavors on the palate, all lifted by a vein of acidity. Upon first sip, you’ll find yourself hopelessly enchanted.
Red Jamie – Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Whether he’s fiercely defending the love of his life or charging off to war alongside his clansmen, the notorious Jacobite Red Jamie is a force to be reckoned with — as is this dynamic Côtes du Rhône named in his honor. With a vibrant acidity and tannic structure keeping the flavors of red plum and blueberry in check, this red blend of 70% Syrah, 15% Carignane and 15% Grenache will have you surrendering after just a taste.
Mac Dubh – Pays d’Oc Syrah
Even as a prisoner at Ardsmuir, Jamie retains a commanding presence, rallying the other prisoners and earning their respect as a leader. They give him the nickname Mac Dubh, or “son of the black” — and it’s this earthy, brooding French Syrah that embodies this dark version of Jamie. With plenty of concentration and blueberry flavor, this is an intense wine that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.
A. Malcolm – Languedoc-la-clape Rouge
A fugitive after the Jacobite rising, Jamie Fraser must become Alex Malcolm and begin anew as a printer in Edinburgh … yet under this simple facade lies the same complex and passionate man who captured Claire’s heart. Equally unassuming, at first, is this red wine from a small appellation in southern France. It becomes clear after experiencing the pure, black-red fruit nuances, however, that this is a charming, formidable wine — one you won’t easily forget.
Filmed on location in Scotland and South Africa, the third season of Outlander is based on the third of eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Voyager. The storyline picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart … as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago? Outlander season 3 is currently available in the United States exclusively on STARZ.
The Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”).Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 28 million copies orldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The Outlander series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one grandiose tale. Ronald D. Moore, Jim Kohlberg, Andy Harries, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney and Matthew B. Roberts serve as executive producers of Outlander season 3, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 21 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.
Founded in 2010, Lot18 provides the best possible prices on high-quality wines. The company employs a team of experts who work closely with quality-driven winemakers around the world. These experts live by a simple rule: If they wouldn’t spend their own money on a wine, they don’t make it available on Lot18. The wines selected are unique and represent the highest quality and value. In early 2013, Lot18 launched Tasting Room, a different sort of wine club offering an unprecedented level of customization and personalization. The customer starts by tasting a range of wines (from a light, crisp white to a full-bodied red) in mini-bottle format and then gives feedback online through an innovative, yet simple, guided comparative tasting. This process generates a wine profile that allows Tasting Room to capture the nuances of each customer’s palate. The company then uses this information to provide a specific selection of wines in full-size bottles to match. Tasting Room is now the fastest growing wine club in the United States and launched a very successful national TV campaign in March 2016.
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