Explore the Canadian Okanagan in your own way with Cru International’s Okanagan Meritage.
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. Terrior: The Canadian Okanagan is a beautiful and expansive valley stretching over 250km, where mother nature has created the ideal climate for viticulture. The lake that spans the valley helps to temper the summer heat, alongside the Cascade and Coast Mountains which create a rain shadow effect, resulting in the perfect growing conditions for grapes.
The Okanagan is known for its wineries and fruit orchards and is surrounded by pine forests and provincial parks. Pair this wine with braised beef with pomme purée, bison burgers with blue cheese, garlic lamb chops with chickpea purée, or triple cream cheese.
Includes 125 g of Genuwine Dried Grape Skins*. Genuwine grape skins are crushed, whole grape skins, gently dried in a proprietary process that preserves their original color and fresh vineyard flavor. Fermentation on Genuwine dried grape skins enhances the color, flavor profile and bouquet of wine.
*This recipe kit uses a RealGrape pack to boost flavor and body. Because the grape skins are not dried, they take up more space in your fermentor. This recipe requires the larger 7.9 gallon wine fermentor.
Note: This kit does not include bottle labels.
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|Wine Style||Other Red|
|Wine Region||North America|
|Includes Grape Skins||Yes|
|Food Pairings||Pair this wine with braised beef with pomme purée, bison burgers with blue cheese, garlic lamb chops with chickpea purée, or triple cream cheese.|
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Basing my impressions from a small taste prior to 6-month carboy storage before bottling - RJS did a good blend that tastes like it will hold up well for at least 4-5 years after bottling. Good balance between acidity and tannins and the addition of skins really makes it rich. I hope they continue to make this blend because its a great value for a 12-liter kit.
We have only mad around 25 kits so far, and I must say this one has been the tastiest! Right at bottling I knew this is my favorite. Let's see how it goes as it ages (if I can make any last that long). Will reorder again!
Easy to make, rich color and full flavor. Plan to store it for a few months, to get that smoother taste, but the samples were great while bottling.
WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING I HAVEN'T MADE BEFORE SO I THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THIS A TRY. FERMENTATION WENT WELL AND RIGHT ON TIME. BOTTLED ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO AND THE WINE TASTED FINE BUT I JUST OPENED A BOTTLE AND IT IS GETTING EVEN BETTER. I THINK AROUND 9 MONTHS TO A YEAR IT SHOULD BE REALLY GOOD. GLAD I TRIED IT!