As if last night’s new episode weren’t enough, Outlander is brightening our week with the announcement of a new, limited edition wine collection ahead of the long-awaited reunion of Claire and Jamie.
The limited-edition collection features six handcrafted blends, available individually or as a set. Below is a sneak peek at each of the new wines, with Lot18’s descriptions and the gorgeous label art.
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 flavor of strawberry, white peach and grapefruit, racy minerality, and clean finish. Sometimes a fresh 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 juicy raspberry 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 of 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 uprising, 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.
Talk about a lot to love. I purchased the Jamie wine from Lot18’s first Outlander collection, and it was outstanding. It’s going to be a struggle not to hit “add to cart” on each and every one of the new wines. They make fantastic Christmas gifts (for your favorite Sassenach and/or yourself – we won’t judge).
The exclusive Outlander: The Series collection will be available for purchase at www.lot18.com/Outlander while supplies last, beginning at 12PM ET today, October 9.
Which of the new Outlander wines are you dying to try?
Outlander Collection Images Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television and Lot18