Cru International Okanagan Meritage Style

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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.

Pairings: Braised beef with pomme purée, bison burgers with blue cheese, garlic lamb chops with chickpea purée, or triple cream cheese.

Kit Features: American MT and French oak, Dried grape skins, sweetening blend (still finishes dry), 30 labels.

Medium Oak | Medium Body | Dry Sweetness

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Cru Specialty Crème Brûlée Dessert Wine

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Just in time for the holidays, our decadent Cru Specialty seasonal releases are available for a limited time at Winning Wines Plus. Each kit makes 12 litres of the most delightful dessert wines, ready to enjoy in just six weeks.

The new flavour Crème Brûlée is a full bodied dessert wine with features of caramel, vanilla pods, and raisins with a subtle toasty character, like that of crème brûlée on the palate. Enjoy an intense mouthfeel that balances this wine’s decadent aromas.

Pairs well with crème brûlée, fruit tart, and apple pie.

Additional Cru Specialty dessert wines available: Black Forest, Coffee Dessert, Raspberry Mocha, and Toasted Caramel

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Chile Cabernet Merlot Syrah – RQ 2019

Capture this wine in December 2018

Fugitive Joaquin Murrieta

Revel in layer upon layer of surprise in this Chile Cabernet Merlot Syrah. Enticing hints of smoke and luscious qualities are intricately woven into this wine’s darkly exotic character.

This full-bodied dry wine presents aromas of juicy blackberries, cassis, mocha and spices. On the palate, it showcases polished tannins and a smooth finish.

Food Pairings: Beef Empanadas, Rack of lamb with chimichurri sauce, Flank steak with balsamic glazed grilled vegetables

Kit Features: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212 yeast, Dried grape skins and French oak

Oak: Medium | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry

 

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Australia Chardonnay Semillon – RQ 2019

Capture this wine in January 2019

Fugitive Ned Kelly

This wine’s balanced, easy-going relationship of subtlety and freshness harmonize with the complexities of its unwitting armour wielding fugitive.

This dry wine features refreshing aromas of white flowers, golden delicious apples, lemon custard, and vanilla. Enjoy freshness on the palate, with a touch of oaky flavours.

Food Pairings: Salmon burgers, White fish fritters, Cheese gougères

Kit Features: LALVIN ICV-D47, and French Oak

Oak: Light | Body: Medium | Sweetness: Dry

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Italy Nebbiolo – RQ 2019

Capture this wine in February 2019

Fugitive Enrico Alfano

A unified transparency and delicate appeal that collaborates well with its robust and hearty counterparts. These are the true markers of both a leader and a great wine.

Featuring aromas of black cherries, dark berries, dried pink and purple flowers, and spices – this dry wine will be the perfect complement to your meaty dishes! It offers a broad texture, as well as polished tannins on the palate.

Food Pairings: Braised beef cheeks with garlic infused mash potatoes, Lasagna Bolognese, Rigatoni alla Norma

Kit Features: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212 yeast, Dried grape skins, medium toast American oak, and elderflower.

Oak: Light | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry

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Spain Monastrell – RQ 2019

Capture this wine in March 2019

Fugitive José Ulloa Navarro

Like Navarro’s harrowing wildly juicy tales, this wine will entrance and entice the palate with a voluptuous headiness and earthy appeal that will have your glasses raised!

This dry wine unveils aromas of black and red berries, black pepper, and spices from oak. On the palate, it presents woody flavours and polished tannins for a bold finish.

Food Pairings: Braised beef short ribs with creamy polenta, Veal with mushroom sauce, Veggie burger with aioli and caramelized onions.

Kit Features: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212 yeast, Dried grape skins and French and American medium toast oak

Oak: Heavy | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry

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