Cellar Craft Sterling

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Light enough for sipping on their own – hearty enough to compliment your favourite meals.

The 12 litre Sterling Collection wine kits produce wines with more pronounced character, more body, and more flavour that you will proudly serve for special meals and to special guests. The reds contain grape skins for true fermented-on-the-skins flavour and aromas. Usually bottled in as little as 5 – 6 weeks. The whites can be enjoyed with only 2-4 weeks of cellaring while the reds will require a few months to show their charm.

5 WEEK, 12L

REDS

Amarone Style
A robust wine with an earthy aroma backed by notes of spice and vanilla. Flavours of black cherry, figs, and oak, firm tannins, and well-rounded mouth feel and lingering finish. This wine can be sipped or can take on your most robust foods like game, sticky ribs, rich pasta, or blue cheese.

Barbera
A medium-bodied wine with unique complexity and character. Deep crimson colour. Fruity aromatics dominated by raspberry and blackberry with light spicy notes and a suggestion of vanilla. Well-rounded mouth-feel. Flavours of black fruit and a nice finish. This wine should match well with a wide variety of hearty foods — Italian pasta with tomatoes, eggplant, chicken, or red meats. Anything barbequed.

Cabernet Sauvignon, California
This California Cab delivers a characteristically firm-tannin wine with loads of black fruit character made more interesting by the vanilla notes from the oak. The aromatics suggest blackberry and black currant. Flavour is centered around red and black currants which remain evident through the nice finish. This is a wine to serve with beef and lamb.

Grenache Syrah Mourvédre
Bright fruit and violet aromas define the nose. Blackberry, black cherry, fig, cocoa, and licorice flavours intermingle on the palate. The finish lingers with more fruit, herbs, and a suggestion of spice. Pairs well with chicken, pork, and roasted vegetable dishes. Stands up well to grilled or roasted beef.

Malbec
Plum and raspberry flavours and aroma introduce the wine with chocolate notes. The finish shows fruit and introduces mineral tones against bright acidity. A favourite for barbeque beef and spicy sauces.

Malbec Shiraz, California
The finished medium-bodied wine is bright red with purple hues and is inflected with juicy red and black fruit notes, subtle spice (black pepper), and an inviting vanilla accent. The flavours are in fine balance with the natural fruit acids and soft tannins, making a very pleasant and quaffable red. It matches well with a wide variety of foods. Always at home with beef, pork, and chicken from the BBQ, pastas, and pizza.

Merlot, California
The wine releases aromas of raspberry and cherry, and a subtle toasted note followed by flavours of raspberry and strawberry. Gentle tannins and well-integrated oak contribute structure to the fruit-driven profile without being too aggressive. This soft red pairs with red meats and will work well with roast chicken.

Pinot Noir, California
A bright and fruity wine. Expect to enjoy lively black cherry and cranberry aromas and flavours against subtle spice and almond in the background. The soft, light to medium-bodied wine may be lightly chilled and enjoyed as an aperitif, or serve with chicken, pork, or simple beef dishes. Pairs well with salmon.

Syrah, California
A complex wine which reveals notes of red currant, black pepper, vanilla, and toast — all wrapped together in a slightly earthy manner. Gentle tannins guide the wine through a nice finish. A great wine for hearty barbequed meats.

WHITES

Chardonnay, California
Grapefruit, green apple, and pear aromatics dominate the nose. The medium body is clean and crisp with flavours of green apple and citrus which continue through the wonderful finish. Serve lightly chilled on its own or with seafood, chicken, pork, or vegetable dishes.

Johannisberg Riesling California
California Johannisberg Riesling is lighter and less exuberant, but still reflects the bright citrus and ripe fruit character that makes Riesling one of the more versatile white wines. Fruity notes with an off-dry impression. Serve as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to most foods. Works especially well with Asian dishes, fish, pork, and chicken. Serve lightly chilled.

Pinot Grigio, California
The nose has a pronounced, refreshing citrus character with a back note of juicy peach. The mouth-feel is crisp with citrus qualities and the overall sensation delightfully lingers through a good finish. Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif or with light chicken, fish, or pork dishes.

Sauvignon Blanc, California
Fresh, crisp, medium-bodied wine with restrained aromas of gooseberry and lime followed by refreshing light flavours of fruit and a bracing core. An excellent wine for social sipping, with appetizers, chicken, and fish. A classic pairing with soft goat cheese.