Red Wine Kits - 5 weeks
Red Wine Kits:     4 week     |     5 week     |     6 week     |     8 week
White Wine Kits:     4 week     |     5 week     |     6 week     |     8 week
Sterling Collection

For an extra investment, you can upgrade from a 4 week kit to wines that you will proudly serve for special meals and to special guests. These 12 litre kits from CellarCraft produce wines with more pronounced character, more body and more flavour. The reds even contain a unique, varietal-specific Virgin Crushed Grape Pack for true fermented on the skins flavour and aromas. Usually bottled in as little as 5-6 weeks, the whites can be enjoyed with only 2-4 weeks of cellaring while the reds will require a few months to show their charm. Your guests will appreciate your choice and admire your taste in wines.
Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre
(with crushed grape pack)
CellarCraft picked a classic mix of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre grapes in Gard, France, on the west side of the Rhone River, for the foundation of this example of Southern Rhone-style wine. The French juices were augmented with Syrah concentrate from California to add body and depth of flavour. Fermentation on the French virgin crushed grapes produces a dark, toasty and racy wine, typical of the Rhone Bright fruit and violet aromas define the nose. Blackberry, black cherry, fig, cocoa and licorice flavours intermingle on the palate. The finish lingers with more fruit, herbs and a suggestion of spice. The wine shows best with 6 to 12 months of age. Pairs well with chicken, pork and roasted vegetable dishes. With age, stands up well to grilled or roasted beef.

Amarone Style
(with crushed grape pack including sun-dried red wine grapes  Uses an Italian Valroza blend made with Corvina, Rondinell and Molinara grapes. Fermented on a 1.5 litre virgin crushed grape pack made from equal portions of california Cabernet and Barbera grapes and sun-dried red wine grapes. A robust wine with an earthy aroma backed by notes of spice and vanilla. When young, concentrated flavours of black cherry and figs compete with un-mellowed oak, firm tannins and an alcohol level above 14%. Six months in the bottle will bring harmony to the flavours and softer tannins for a rich, well-rounded mouth feel and lingering finish. Another year or two of aging will create a truly special wine. This wine can be enjoyed sipped like port or can take on your most robust foods like game, sticky ribs, rich pasta or blue cheese.

International Malbec
(with crushed grape pack)  The 10.5 litre must-pack uses Argentinean Malbec juice and is fermented on virgin Argentinean Malbec crushed grapes. The finished wine shows deep purple-hued colour, is medium-bodied with complexity and character that exemplifies Argentina's signature grape. Plum and raspberry flavours and aromas introduce the wine with chocolate notes following. The finish encores the fruit and introduces mineral tones against bright acidity. Age at least 6 months for mature flavour and balance. In Argentina, this wine is the national favourite for barbequed beef and spicy sauces.

California Cabernet Sauvignon
(with crushed grape pack)  This California Cabernet, fermented on a 1.5 litre virgin crushed California Cabernet Sauvignon grape pack, delivers a characteristically firm-tannin wine with loads of black fruit character made more interesting by the vanilla notes from the oak. The aromatics suggest blackberry and black currant. Flavour is centered around red and black currants which remain evident through the nice finish. Six months of ageing should reveal a harmonized wine with somewhat softened tannins, but the wine will improve for a year or two. This is a wine to serve with beef and lamb.

California Merlot

(with crushed grape pack)  California Merlot with 1.5 litres virgin crushed California Merlot grape pack. The wine releases aromas of raspberry and cherry and a subtle toasted note, followed by flavours of raspberry and strawberry. Gentle tannins and well-integrated oak contribute structure to the fruit driven profile without being too aggressive. Should show its true character in about 6 months, but will continue to develop for at least a year. This soft red pairs with red meats and will work well with roast chicken.
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- Galileo
Red Wine Kits:     4 week     |     5 week     |     6 week     |     8 week
White Wine Kits:     4 week     |     5 week     |     6 week     |     8 week