Okanagan Meritage w/ Skins Wine Kit - RJS Cru International

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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.

Terroir: 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 the 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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SKU 42723
Wine Color Red
Wine Style Other Red
Wine Region North America
Includes Grape Skins Yes
Yield 5 Gallons

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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Phuc C.
North America Bordeaux

Good kit, fermentation started after 6 hrs. I am in the clearing step now, will go to bottling step in a few days. Wine tastes good already in the clearing stage.

k
kris j.
Better than expected

We had no clue the results we would have with a kit. It was made easy to read and make. Our friends are impressed, and they are all of a seasoned age and wine lovers.

J
John R.
Very nice wine

I only used about half of the back sweetening packet and it came out very nice. A full-bodied dry red. Started drinking a few weeks after bottling but looking forward to seeing how it ages.

T
Terry S.
Good wine.

This is the third time I have made this wine. We visited the Okanagen area of BC and really liked the wine. Was surprised to still be able to find it.

R
Reed H.
Nice red blend

Quality kit with dehydrated skins included. Granted it's still young, but at the bottling stage, it drinks like a nice red blend.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
50%
(4)
13%
(1)
38%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
P
Phuc C.
North America Bordeaux

Good kit, fermentation started after 6 hrs. I am in the clearing step now, will go to bottling step in a few days. Wine tastes good already in the clearing stage.

k
kris j.
Better than expected

We had no clue the results we would have with a kit. It was made easy to read and make. Our friends are impressed, and they are all of a seasoned age and wine lovers.

J
John R.
Very nice wine

I only used about half of the back sweetening packet and it came out very nice. A full-bodied dry red. Started drinking a few weeks after bottling but looking forward to seeing how it ages.

T
Terry S.
Good wine.

This is the third time I have made this wine. We visited the Okanagen area of BC and really liked the wine. Was surprised to still be able to find it.

R
Reed H.
Nice red blend

Quality kit with dehydrated skins included. Granted it's still young, but at the bottling stage, it drinks like a nice red blend.