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

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Red

 
Varietal/Style
Region/Style
Profile

Different types of winemaking practices can affect the outcome of your wine. The chart below is a guideline for how we describe the profiles of our finished wines. Refer to tasting notes for each wine’s profile.

OAK BODY SWEETNESS
U - UNOAKED
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
H - HEAVY
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
F - FULL
D - DRY
O - OFF-DRY
S - SWEET
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Malbec Syrah
Argentina
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Malbec Syrah
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Malbec
Syrah
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Argentina Malbec Syrah Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Pair with honey garlic chicken wings or beef brisket.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Australia Cabernet Sauvignon Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

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

Pinot Noir
British Columbia
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Pinot Noir
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Pinot Noir
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL British Columbia Pinot Noir Style

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.

Syrah
California
M | F | D
Varietal/Style: Syrah
Profile: M | F | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Syrah/Shiraz
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Full
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL California Syrah Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Try with teriyaki beef or Shanghai stirfry and cabbage.

Cabernet Merlot
Chile
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cabernet Merlot
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Chile Cabernet Merlot Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with Italian sausage and pasta or Spanish jambalaya.

Malbec
Chile
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Malbec
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Malbec
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Chile Malbec Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

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

Nebbiolo
Italy
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Nebbiolo
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Nebbiolo
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Italy Nebbiolo Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

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

Primitivo
Italy
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Primitivo
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Zinfandel/Primitivo
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Italy Primitivo Style

Primitivo, Italy’s version of the 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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

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

Sangiovese
Italy
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Sangiovese
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Sangiovese
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Italy Sangiovese Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

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

Pinotage
South Africa
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Pinotage
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Pinotage
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL South Africa Pinotage Style

South Africa’s national red grape, Pinotage, creates a wine with dark fruit aromas and flavours, serious tannins, and subtle dark chocolate and spice undertones.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with hearty pork sausages or Indian beef biryani.

Merlot
Washington
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Merlot
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Merlot
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Washington Merlot Style

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.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Great with Italian sausage pizza or Mediterranean lamb.

White

 
Varietal/Style
Region/Style
Profile

Different types of winemaking practices can affect the outcome of your wine. The chart below is a guideline for how we describe the profiles of our finished wines. Refer to tasting notes for each wine’s profile.

OAK BODY SWEETNESS
U - UNOAKED
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
H - HEAVY
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
F - FULL
D - DRY
O - OFF-DRY
S - SWEET
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Chardonnay
California
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Chardonnay
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Chardonnay
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL California Chardonnay Style

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.

Muscat
California
U | M | O
Varietal/Style: Muscat
Profile: U | M | O
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Weeks 5
Varietal Muscat
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL California Muscat Style

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.

Gewürztraminer
Germany
U | M | O
Varietal/Style: Gewürztraminer
Profile: U | M | O
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Weeks 5
Varietal Gewürztraminer
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Germany Gewürztraminer Style

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.

Müller-Thurgau
Germany
U | M | O
Varietal/Style: Müller-Thurgau
Profile: U | M | O
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Weeks 5
Varietal Müller-Thurgau
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Germany Müller-Thurgau Style

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.

Pinot Grigio
Italy
U | L | D
Varietal/Style: Pinot Grigio
Profile: U | L | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Pinot Grigio
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Italy Pinot Grigio Style

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.

Sauvignon Blanc
Ontario
U | M | D
Varietal/Style: Sauvignon Blanc
Profile: U | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL Ontario Sauvignon Blanc Style

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.

Chenin Blanc
South Africa
U | M | D
Varietal/Style: Chenin Blanc
Profile: U | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL South Africa Chenin Blanc Style

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).

Rosé

 
Varietal/Style
Region/Style
Profile

Different types of winemaking practices can affect the outcome of your wine. The chart below is a guideline for how we describe the profiles of our finished wines. Refer to tasting notes for each wine’s profile.

OAK BODY SWEETNESS
U - UNOAKED
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
H - HEAVY
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
F - FULL
D - DRY
O - OFF-DRY
S - SWEET
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White Zinfandel
California
U | L | O
Varietal/Style: White Zinfandel
Profile: U | L | O
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Weeks 5
Varietal White Zinfandel
Sweetness Off-dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL California White Zinfandel Style

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.

Rosé
France
U | M | D
Varietal/Style: Rosé
Profile: U | M | D
image
Weeks 5
Varietal Rosé
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

CRU INTERNATIONAL French Rosé Style

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.