10L Red Wine Kit – 4 Week Wine Kit
Dry and full-bodied, Barolo has dark earthy and floral beauty, bursting with intense flavours of violet, rose, red cherry, truffle, and liquorice mingled with traces of tar, tobacco smoke and toasted oak with firm acidity. Good for hearty, sit-down meals on cold nights, Barolo pairs perfectly with rich, fully flavoured, earthy foods like thick beef and lamb stews, rich mushroom sauces and strong aged cheese, such as Cheddar or Stilton.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, dry wine with very little oak. Flavours of cassis, dark red berries, cedar, oak, violets, vanilla, and sometimes chocolate makes Cabernet Sauvignon the most popular red in the world. Ideal for formal sit-down dinners and cooler temperatures, Cabernet Sauvignon pair well with full-bodied flavours such as roast lamb and wild game, sauces such as mustard, pepper or red wine, and firm, ripened cheeses such as Edam, Cheddar and Gouda.
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Flavours of cassis, dark red berries, cedar, soft oak, violets, vanilla, and sometimes chocolate come together in this Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Adding Merlot introduces hints of blackberry and a long, complex finish. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot pairs well with hearty meals, strong spices and full-bodied tastes, such as red meats, pepper sauces and tomato-based fare, much like a full Cabernet Sauvignon. However, given this slightly different flavour profile, you can pair this wine with more pungent flavours, like aged Cheddar and Stilton.
Fruity and rich with flavours of black cherry, plum, vanilla, oak, violets and hints of cedar, Merlot is a juicy, but dry wine with a velvety texture that makes it extremely friendly and easy to drink. Suiting a wide range of palates, this wine is perfect for romantic dinners, informal gatherings and cocktail parties. Serve this versatile wine with roasted red meats, salmon, duck and mushroom dishes. Pasta with red wine and tomato sauce goes equally well with Merlot, as do mild cheeses. Both complement this wine’s smoothness very nicely.
Flavours of mixed berries, black pepper, anise and vanilla tannins are tempered with a heavy oak in Shiraz. Spicy and dense with highlights of mint. This wine is an intense and full-bodied gem with a bold colour and full- fruit mouth that is especially well-suited to formal entertaining on cool evenings or dinners by a fire. Shiraz is best matched with foods that are just as bold as it is. Aged cheeses, hearty stews and roast meat are ideal companions.