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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.

White Zinfandel

The Grape

Zinfandel is a dark skinned red wine grape variety that is mostly grown in the California wine region. White Zinfandel is the name of slightly sweet rosé wines made from Zinfandel grapes. These rosy pink wines get their colour when the juice is allowed to have contact with the grape skins after they are crushed.

The Wines

Often abbreviated as “White Zin”, this wine is typically dry to sweet and pink in colour. Rosé wines and White Zinfandel are both made in similar ways but can taste quite different. White Zinfandel tends to be made sweeter and more pinky in comparison to rosé wines which tend to be drier and range in colour from onion skin to deep-salmon to candy red apple. You can expect flavours of fresh strawberry, sweet peach and melon, rounded with subtle hints of nutmeg and clove.

The Occasions

Zinfandel has a youthful exuberance that is enjoyable to sip on its own or with a number of different dishes. Since its palate is a bit sweeter and fruit forward, try serving it at an outdoor BBQ. White Zinfandel pairs well with corn bread, lamb skewers and coleslaw.

 
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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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Cru International
White Zinfandel
California
U | L | O
Varietal/Style: Cru International
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.

Grand Cru
White Zinfandel
 
U | L | D
Varietal/Style: Grand Cru
Profile: U | L | D
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Weeks 4
Varietal White Zinfandel
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Grand Cru Zinfandel Blush Style

With just a hint of rosé, this light wine is fruity, refreshing and easy drinking. Fresh raspberries dominate the palate in this wine.

Food Pairings

Great with mushroom quiche or rosemary, cheese and honey flatbread.