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5 Week Cru International - Wine Craft
5 Week Cru International - Wine Craft
5 Week Cru International - Wine Craft
5 Week Cru International - Wine Craft
5 Week Cru International - Wine Craft

5 Week Cru International

Regular price
$155.00
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$155.00

Explore the world of wine in your own way.

These wines highlight the unique tastes of the most acclaimed wine styles of the old and new worlds.

Whether you enjoy tantalizing reds or exciting whites, Cru International has the perfect international wine style for you.

Each wine kit takes 5 weeks to make and makes 30, 750 ml bottles.

#MalbecSyrahArgentina

Argentina’s best known and cherished red grape, Malbec, is blended with spicy Syrah to create a wine with pleasant toasty aromas and hints of cherry and dark fruit on the palate.

Food Pairings

Pair with honey garlic chicken wings or beef brisket.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Malbec 
Syrah
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#CabernetSauvignonAustralia

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a nose of blackcurrants, dark chocolate, and subtle toasty notes with hints of coffee and vanilla notes on the palate.

Food Pairings
Pairs well with meatloaf and mashed potatoes or prime rib au jus.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#ColumbiaPinotNoirBritish

As one would expect from a BC style Pinot Noir, this wine features aromas of black cherries and fresh strawberries. Silky tannins while subtle notes of pepper and spice round out the palate.

Food Pairings
Tastes great with Mexican enchiladas or Indian green lentil curry.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Pinot Noir
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#SyrahCalifornia

Raspberries and peppery spice blend in harmony to create an elegant flavor with soft, balanced tannins and a lingering, smooth finish. This is a California wine at its best.
Food Pairings
Try with teriyaki beef or Shanghai stirfry and cabbage.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Syrah/Shiraz
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Full
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#ZinfandelCalifornia

Zinfandel creates a wine with a luscious bouquet of ripe black cherry and delicate spices. The palate boasts a hint of toasted oak with well-rounded, berry fruit, and a long finish.

Food Pairings
Tastes great with Italian meatball subs or Chinese-style ribs.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Zinfandel/Primitivo
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#CabernetMerlotChile

A robust bouquet of warm dark fruit and tobacco leads to elevated aromas of ripe black currants and cherries. Layers of coffee and dark plum notes unfold to reveal a traditional Chilean dry wine with supple tannins.

Food Pairings
Pairs well with Italian sausage and pasta or Spanish jambalaya.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon 
Merlot
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#MalbecChile

Warm spice notes and aromas and flavours of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant. Chile is well known for these chewy, deep, rustic red wines with intense cherry flavours and blended oak undertones.

Food Pairings
Enjoy with chicken drumsticks and Asian BBQ sauce or Mexican fajitas.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Malbec
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#NebbioloItaly

Luxurious flavours of dark plums and chocolate greet the nose, while hints of blackberries, toasted oak, and spices are found on the palate of this great Italian classic.

Food Pairings
Serve with Italian pastas such as gnocchi or wild mushroom and risotto.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Nebbiolo
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#SagioveseItaly

Perhaps Italy’s best-loved grape from Tuscany, this wine is expressive on the palate with lively cherry fruit and a brisk acidity supported by ample smooth tannins with a deep and lingering finish.

Food Pairings
Try with Italian sausage and tortellini soup or ham and swiss stromboli.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Sangiovese
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#BacoNoirNiagara

Abundant red fruit, spice, and sweet smoke notes on the nose draw you in. The full-bodied palate and signature long smoky finish are true to character for this unique Niagara variety.

Food Pairings
Pairs well with red meats of any kind including barbeque ribs, burgers and smoked brisket.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Baco Noir
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Full
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#MeritageOkanagan

This dry, medium-bodied wine opens on the nose with delicious aromas of red currant, cassis, vanilla, cigar box, and spices. On the palate, it unveils a round mouthfeel with polished tannins for a supported finish.

Food Pairings
Enjoy with red wine braised beef with pomme purée, bison burgers with blue cheese, garlic lamb chops with chickpea purée, or triple cream cheese.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Meritage Style
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED Yes

 

#MerlotWashington

A cooler climate style Merlot from Washington, this wine features classic flavours of cassis and chocolate. It is dark and rich with complex notes of blackberries and velvety tannins.

Food Pairings
Great with Italian sausage pizza or Mediterranean lamb.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Merlot
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#ChardonnayCalifornia

Captivating flavours of green apple and tropical fruit enhance an upfront floral bouquet as is expected by the finest California Chardonnays. It will develop to reveal layers of ripe fruit and integrated oak.

Food Pairings
Serve with Bok-choy asparagus frittata or French chicken dijon.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Chardonnay
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Medium
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#MuscatCalifornia

A luscious blend with flavours and aromas of peach, apricot, baked apple, and pear. This soft white crowd-pleasing California wine also has a hint of tropical fruit.

Food Pairings
Pairs best with desserts including chocolate cake and peach cobbler.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Muscat
SWEETNESS Off-dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#GewürztraminerGermany

Made in the style of one of Germany’s most renowned whites, this Gewürztraminer style is balanced and crisp with bold tropical fruits on the palate.

Food Pairings
Excellent with Vietnamese-style shrimp or Thai red curry chicken.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Gewürztraminer
SWEETNESS Off-dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#MüllerThurgauGermany

Made from a quintessential German white grape variety, this wine features subtle fruit notes and a mild acidity. Its long and lasting finish will leave you wanting more.

Food Pairings
Try with German asparagus casserole or light vegetable dishes.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Müller-Thurgau
SWEETNESS Off-dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#PinotGrigioItaly

An enticing deep apple and grapefruit bouquet with apple and citrus notes that follow through to the palate and linger with a dry finish. This Pinot Grigio is made in the true northern Italian style.

Food Pairings
Pairs well with Creole shrimp or Italian orzo risotto.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Pinot Grigio
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Light
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#SauvignonBlancOntario

Straw in colour with a refreshing grassy nose; bold herbal tones and fresh citrus flavours on the palate. This wine is as delightful as a cool Ontario Fall day, its finish both long and fruity.

Food Pairings
Great with mild Asian food including white fish or sushi.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Sauvignon Blanc
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#CheninBlancSouthAfrica

The fruity nose has hints of green apple and lemon with a subtle floral bouquet. On the palate, true to its South African origins, it is delightfully refreshing.

Food Pairings
Perfect with sushi or Italian fried and stuffed rice balls (Arancini di Riso).

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Chenin Blanc
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#WhiteZinfandelCalifornia

This easy drinking, classically California style blush offers fresh floral notes on the nose and pleasing berry flavours with a soft, off-dry finish on the palate.

Food Pairings
Perfect with Atlantic lobster or grilled lemon halibut.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL White Zinfandel
SWEETNESS Off-dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Light
LABELS INCLUDED No

 

#RoséFrench

Made in the classic French rosé style, it is light bodied and pink in colour with spiced strawberry and crisp, citrus aromas. The palate features fresh strawberry flavours with a refreshing fruity finish.

Food Pairings
Try with Italian paninis or an Israeli cous cous salad.

WEEKS 5
VARIETAL Rosé
SWEETNESS Dry
OAK Unoaked
BODY Medium
LABELS INCLUDED No