CRU INTERNATIONAL

These wines highlight the unique tastes of the most acclaimed wine styles of the old and new worlds.

$185 / 30 750ml bottles made on premises

Red Wines

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.

Food Pairings

Pair with honey garlic chicken wings or beef brisket.

Weeks5
VarietalMalbec
Syrah
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.8%

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a nose of blackcurrants, dark chocolate and subtle toasty notes with hints of coffee and vanilla notes on the palate.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with meatloaf and mashed potatoes or prime rib au jus.

Weeks5
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Tastes great with Mexican enchiladas or Indian green lentil curry.

Weeks5
VarietalPinot Noir
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13%

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.

Food Pairings

Serve with Italian pastas such as gnocchi or wild mushroom and risotto.

Weeks5
VarietalNebbiolo
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13.7%

Raspberries and peppery spice blend in harmony to create an elegant flavour with soft, balanced tannins and a lingering, smooth finish. This is a California wine at its best.

Food Pairings

Try with teriyaki beef or Shanghai stirfry and cabbage.

Weeks5
VarietalSyrah/Shiraz
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyFull
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with chicken drumsticks and Asian BBQ sauce or Mexican fajitas.

Weeks5
VarietalMalbec
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13.3%

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

Food Pairings

Pairs well with Italian sausage and pasta or Spanish jambalaya.

Weeks5
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.1%

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.

Food Pairings

Try with Italian sausage and tortellini soup or ham and swiss stromboli.

Weeks5
VarietalSangiovese
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13.7%

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.

Food Pairings

Great with Italian sausage pizza or Mediterranean lamb.

Weeks5
VarietalMerlot
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Tastes great with Italian meatball subs or Chinese-style ribs.

Weeks5
VarietalZinfandel/Primitivo
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with red wine braised beef with pomme purée, bison burgers with blue cheese, garlic lamb chops with chickpea purée, or triple cream cheese.

Weeks5
VarietalMeritage
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %14.6%

A hint of violet is present in the bouquet, typical of this variety. It’s superbly enhanced with the addition of oak, and while it can be drunk young, it also does well with age

California Cabernet Sauvignon StyleMany of our world-renowned reds feature our patented GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins. This process preserves ‘fresh from the vineyard’ flavours and brings the best of the grape to every glass.

Food Pairings

A classic served with your favourite BBQ ribs, mushroom or lamb burgers and hard cheeses.

Weeks5
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.8%

A smooth, rich wine, medium dark in colour with notes of blackberry and currants. A hint of green olive in the bouquet will pleasantly surprise and delight you.

Chile Merlot StyleMany of our world-renowned reds feature our patented GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins. This process preserves ‘fresh from the vineyard’ flavours and brings the best of the grape to every glass.

Food Pairings

An easy sipping wine to be enjoyed on its own or with mustard glazed pork chops or chicken-pesto pasta.

Weeks5
VarietalMerlot
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.3%

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.

Italy Valpola StyleMany of our world-renowned reds feature our patented GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins. This process preserves ‘fresh from the vineyard’ flavours and brings the best of the grape to every glass.

Food Pairings

Amazing with your favourite stews with rich sauces or your tomato based pizza and pasta.

Weeks5
VarietalValpola
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.8%

A complex blend of grape varietals, this rich wine is dark in colour and high in tannin, leaving a hint of plum on the palate.

France Vieux Chateau du RoiMany of our world-renowned reds feature our patented GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins. This process preserves ‘fresh from the vineyard’ flavours and brings the best of the grape to every glass.

Food Pairings

A classic served with grilled meats, mushroom based dishes and aged, hard cheeses.

Weeks5
VarietalVieux Chateau du Roi
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.8%

Embodying a style classic to the Niagara winemaking region, this ruby-red Ontario Cabernet Franc is an unforgettable experience. Luxurious, food-friendly acidic flavours of cherries, blackberries and plums combined with toasty nutmeg and vanilla spices, bring this medium-bodied wine to life. On the palate, it unveils a round mouth feel with the bold tannins from the Genuwine Winery Dried Grapeskins for a remarkably supported finish.

Food Pairings

The rich aromas and robust complexity of this elegant Cabernet Franc compliments the flavours of a hearty Grilled Alberta Steak with Roasted Red Peppers, Cedar-Plank Salmon, or Classic Canadian Wood-Oven Pizza.

Weeks5
VarietalCabernet Franc
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.3%

Styled after the famous wines from France’s renowned Beaujolais winemaking region, our Cru International French Gamay Style features the primary red wine grape grown in Beaujolais, the Gamay Noir.This light-medium bodied red wine is best consumed in its youth. Cherries and plums fill the nose while sweet cherry follows through to the palate, where it lingers gracefully.

French Gamay Style

Food Pairings

With its high acidity, French Gamay Style is a heavenly pairing for a creamy, mild & tangy Herbed Goat Cheese.

Weeks5
VarietalGamay Noir
SweetnessDry
OakUnoaked
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %13%

Wine aged in bourbon barrels inspires this bold, rich and limited time blend – Cru International Bourbon Barrel Style! Aromatically intense, you can expect sweet and spicy notes, smooth bourbon, and an overall southern charming character. This red blend exhibits expressive hints of sweet vanilla, caramel, and toasty notes on the nose complimented by red fruit. The palate is smooth and juicy with a long oaky finish.

Bourbon Barrel Style

Food Pairings

This red blend exhibits expressive hints of sweet vanilla, caramel, and toasty notes on the nose complimented by red fruit. The palate is smooth and juicy with a long oaky finish.

Weeks5
VarietalBlend
SweetnessOff-Dry
OakHeavy
BodyFull
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.7%

White Wines

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.

Food Pairings

Serve with Bok-choy asparagus frittata or French chicken dijon.

Weeks5
VarietalChardonnay
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with Creole shrimp or Italian orzo risotto.

Weeks5
VarietalPinot Grigio
SweetnessDry
OakUnoaked
BodyLight
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Great with mild Asian food including white fish or sushi.

Weeks5
VarietalSauvignon Blanc
SweetnessDry
OakUnoaked
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Perfect with sushi or Italian fried and stuffed rice balls (Arancini di Riso).

Weeks5
VarietalPinot NoirMerlot
SweetnessDry
OakUnoaked
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %12.3%

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.

Food Pairings

Excellent with Vietnamese-style shrimp or Thai red curry chicken.

Weeks5
VarietalGewürztraminer
SweetnessOff-dry
OakUnoaked
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.5%

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.

Food Pairings

Try with German asparagus casserole or light vegetable dishes.

Weeks5
VarietalMüller-Thurgau
SweetnessOff-dry
OakUnoaked
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.5%

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.

Food Pairings

Pairs best with desserts including chocolate cake and peach cobbler.

Weeks5
VarietalMuscat
SweetnessOff-dry
OakUnoaked
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.4%

Clean, crisp, and slightly fruity, this wine is full of fruit flavour with an intense and pleasing aroma. You will want to savour through to the last sip.

Food Pairings

Works well with Thai and Chinese take-out, pork tenderloin and light seafood fare.

Weeks5
VarietalRiesling
SweetnessDry
OakUnoaked
BodyLight
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.6%

Herbal aromas dominate the bouquet, while flavours of lemon and pear entice the palate. The finish is crisp and clean. A refreshing style white wine.

Food Pairings

A crisp and refreshing, food friendly wine that pairs with salads, mild cheeses and lemon chicken.

Weeks5
VarietalVerdicchio
SweetnessDry
OakUnoaked
BodyLight
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.5%

A dry wine with overtones of green melon leading to a crisp, clean finish. A bouquet of honey and herbs combined with aromas of clove, nutmeg and butterscotch from the addition of oak, completes the experience of this perennially favourite white.

Food Pairings

The delicate aromas and crisp acidity of this light and refreshing Pinot Grigio compliments the flavours of herbed butter seared scallops, feta and grilled asparagus pizza, or even a pasta al olio (olive oil, chili, garlic).

Weeks5
VarietalPinot Grigio
SweetnessDry
OakMedium
BodyLight
Labels IncludedNo
Alcohol %*11.5%

Rosé Wines

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.

Weeks5
VarietalWhite Zinfandel
SweetnessOff-dry
OakUnoaked
BodyLight
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.6%

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.

Food Pairings

Try with Italian paninis or an Israeli cous cous salad.

Weeks5
VarietalRosé
SweetnessDry
OakUnoaked
BodyMedium
Labels IncludedYes
Alcohol %11.8%

Also available for at home do-it-yourself

Cru International Wine Kits

$115 per Kit

* Prices Subject to Change