Cru International is for craft winemakers who expect more from an everyday wine. Craft Winemakers looking to elevate their daily meals with international style wines enjoy drinking Cru International. Cru International 8L, 5 week wine kits offer country specific grape juice and concentrates that create an exquisite wine, requiring little aging. The addition of Genuwine Winery Dried Grape Skins in the reds and Suss Reserve pack in some of our whites enhances the taste profile and bouquet.
Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.
Australian Cabernet Sauvignon: The warm Southern sun produces a bold Cabernet Sauvignon with the varietals signature nose: blackcurrants, dark chocolate and subtle toasty notes. Fermented with Cabernet GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins and toasted American oak produce a full-bodied wine with hints of coffee laced with vanilla notes.
B.C. Meritage Style: 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 mouth feel with polished tannins for a supported finish.
B.C. Pinot Noir: 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.
California Carbernet Sauvignon Style: A hint of violet is present in the bouquet, typical of this variety. It's superby enhanced with the addition of oak, and while it can be drunk young, it also does age well.
California Syrah (Shiraz): 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.
California Zinfandel: Full bodied in nature, it opens up with a luscious bouquet of ripe black cherry and delicate spices underlaid with a streak of medium toasted oak. The palate is blessed with well rounded smooth tannins, berry fruit and a complex, long finish.
Chilean Cabernet/Merlot: 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.
Chilean Malbec: With cool temperatures and plenty of sunshine, Chile has ideal growing conditions for this full-bodied wine. 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.
Chile Merlot Style: A smooth rich wine, medium dark in colour with notes of blackberry and currants. A hint of green olive in the bouquet will pleasantly surprise and delight you
France Veiux Chateau du Roi: a complex blend of grape varietals, this rich wine is dark in colour and high in tannin, leaving a hint of plum on the palate.
Italian Nebbiolo (Barolo): 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.
Italian Sangiovese: 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.
Italy Valpola Style: An intense, deep-coloured red wine boasting a velvety yet fruity flavour with a long, lingering finish. aging will only add to the complexity of this food-friendly wine.
Washington Merlot Style: A cooler climate style Merlot from Washington, this wine features classic flavours of cassis and chocolate. It is dark and rich woth complex notes of blackberries amd velvety tannins.