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Whether you want to make a single grape varietal wine or a blend, RJS Craft Winemaking kits are made with the finest juices and concentrates to make your favourite wine styles. Use our wine selector to learn more about wines you love and possibly discover new wines that might be your next favourite.

Valpola

The Grape

Our Valpola wines are created in a similar style to wines made in the renowned winemaking region of Valpolicella, in the province of Verona located in a cool valley of northern Italy. The local grapes used to make wine in this region are typically Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. Corvina is generally regarded as the finest and most traditional of the three grapes. Italians have been making Valpolicella style wines since before the time of the ancient Greeks.

The Wines

Valpolicella style wines tend to be light to medium bodied, bright red in colour, with aromas of blueberries and bananas, and tangy, fruity flavours. They are well known for their distinctive ‘sour cherry’ notes that are also found in many other northern Italian style red wines. Stylistically, Valpolicella is often compared to Beaujolais wines in France. They are enjoyable at room temperature but are often served slightly chilled.

The Occasions

Valpola wines are considered to be food friendly table wines. They provide crisp acidity that can stand up to almost any plate of food, especially if there is tomato sauce. Serve them on pasta night with a rich tomato based sauce and meatballs. Chill Valpola for a few minutes just before opening to bring out their best flavours. Valpola makes even simple, everyday meals special.

 
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Varietal/Style
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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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En Primeur Winery Series
Valpola
Italy
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: En Primeur Winery Series
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 6 - 8
Varietal Valpola
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

En Primeur Winery Series Italy Valpola

A fruit forward nose with aromas of raisins, dark cherries, and toasted oak. Notes of sweet chocolate, prunes and firm tannins grace the palate.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Crushed Grape Skins will enhance the bouquet and contribute soft velvety tannins for a round, juicy mouthfeel.

Food Pairings

Tastes great with stuffed mushrooms or veal parmigiana.

Cru Select
Valpola
Italy
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cru Select
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 6
Varietal Valpola
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru Select Italy Style Valpola

An aroma reminiscent of farm fresh cherries backed by streaks of dark chocolate. Toasted oak on the palate helps it age into an Italian style wine of award winning potential.

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 beef stroganoff or chicken with mushroom and onion gravy.

Grand Cru
Valpola
 
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Grand Cru
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 4
Varietal Valpola
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Grand Cru Valpola

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.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with ground turkey burgers or pepperoni pizza.