6 Week Wine Kit – 16L Red Wine Kit
ARGENTINA TRIO – Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich and fruit filled, the Argentina trio brings together the lush plums, dark cherries and hints of espresso seen in the best Malbecs, with full-bodied dry Cabernet Sauvignon and the velvety vanilla, cedar and berries of Merlot. The result is a jam colored, juicy wine with a velvety texture. Serve with roasted meats, mushrooms, salmon, suck or tomato based dishes. Each complements the wine’s subtle sweetness and mild tannins. Mild Cheeses and mustard also accents this blend’s unique flavor profile.
AUSTRALIAN TRIO – Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot
The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot is full of body, light on oak and filled with fruit. It blends the dry, deep notes of violets, vanilla and cassis for which Cabernet Sauvignon is known, with the mixed berries and cedar of Merlot, and the jam-like spice of Shiraz to create a wine that is exceptionally versatile. This blend is fruity but not too sweet, bold flavored but to the point it can’t be served with pork or mild cheese. Serve this blend with foods that are equally strong on flavor, such as roasted meats, game, wine sauce, ripe cheeses, and other rich dishes.
CANADIAN TRIO – Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gamay Noir
The Canadian Trio is perfect for those who want a red wine but prefer a drier, lighter body with a juicy quality. Pinot Noir lends its hints of cherries, raspberries, strawberries, plums and spice. Merlot offers rich black cherry, plum, vanilla, oak, violets and notes of cedar, and Gamay Noir provides lightly perfumed and sugary flavors of tart cherry, raspberry, red plum and red currant. Serve this wine with game birds, poultry, mild red meats, and oily fish such as tuna and salmon. Strong cheeses such as Cheddar and Stilton also provide brilliant complement.
ITALIAN TRIO – Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Chianti
The Sangiovese grape provides the base for this bright and velvety blend of red Italian wines. Full-Bodied and dry with heavy oak, Sangiovese flavors of cherry, cinnamon, herbs, vanilla and violets blend with the deep red and with an intense nose of strawberries, ripe plum, peaches, and cherries with hints of ripe plum, peaches, and cherries with hints of leather, tobacco, and fading red flowers for which Montepulciano is known. Then, Chianti is added for its medium-body, dry, heavy oak and velvety texture. The result is a complex wine with hints of ripe cherries, berries and peaches with soft tannins and just enough acidity to make the palate bright. A versatile wine, this red complements a number of foods, including meatballs, veal, lasagna, pizza, pasta and roast beef. It also pairs particularly well with tomato based sauces and aged cheeses such as Stilton, Roquefort and Gorgonzola.
AMERICAN TRIO – SHIRAZ, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, PETIT VERDOT
Full-bodied and bold, this blended wine has a deep, rich flavour. It combines all the full-fruit tastes of Shiraz with the cassis, dark red berries, cedar, oak, violets, vanilla, and occasional chocolate of Cabernet Sauvignon. Then Petit Verdot, an old and spicy varietal is added to round out the combination of a wine that is perfect for cool nights and hearty dinners. This blend is well-suited to foods that mirror its characteristics, such as richer, heartier foods like red meat, wine sauces and aged cheeses.