Cru International

Inspired by the finest winemaking regions.

Craft Winemakers who expect more from an everyday wine, and want to elevate their daily meals with international wine styles, enjoy drinking Cru International. These wines highlight the unique tastes of the most acclaimed wine styles of the old and new worlds. Whether you enjoy tantalizing reds or exciting whites, Cru International has the perfect international wine style for you.

Many of our world-renowned red style wines feature our GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins. The patented process in which we preserve the grape skins brings ‘fresh from the vineyard’ aromas, and delivers the best flavours from the grapes to every glass.

Each kit contains 12 litres of superior quality grape juice and concentrate that, in as little as 5 weeks, will make 23 litres of your very own distinctive craft wine.

OAK
U-Unoaked
L-Light
M-Medium
H-Heavy
BODY
L-Light
M-Medium
F-Full
SWEETNESS
D-Dry
O-Off-Dry
S-Sweet

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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 on the palate.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

Chile Cabernet Merlot Style

A robust bouquet of warm dark fruit and tobacco leads to elevated aromas of ripe blackcurrants and cherries. Layers of coffee and dark plum notes unfold to reveal a traditional Chilean dry wine with supple tannins.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: M
Body: F
Sweetness: D

   

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.

Oak: U
Body: L
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: U
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: U
Body: M
Sweetness: D

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.

Oak: M
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: U
Body: M
Sweetness: O

 

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.

Oak: U
Body: M
Sweetness: O

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.

Oak: U
Body: M
Sweetness: O

 

France 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.

Oak: U
Body: M
Sweetness: D

 

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.

Oak: U
Body: L
Sweetness: O


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