Traditional Vintage

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Labels:  Not Included Completed:  5 Weeks Volume:  10L / 2.64 US GAL

Inspired by a passion for great wine, each Traditional Vintage kit offers exceptional wine character and taste. Vineyards worldwide are the source of our premium grape juice and grape juice concentrates. From the grapevine to your wine glass, we take the utmost care to ensure that the wine you serve and enjoy with family and friends is the best in its class.

These are by far our most popular kits for everyday consumption and for gifting, as their medium-body makes them ideal for pleasing a wide range of palates. Wines are ready to drink at bottling, and will continue to improve over time. Peak aging period is between 6 – 12 months after bottling.

Each 10L wine kit makes 30, 750 ml bottles of premium wine (23 litres) in 5 weeks.

*Traditional Vintage is only available at Wine Kitz Licensed Stores.

 

Red Wines

Cabernet Merlot – Chile

If only all of us could marry as well as Cabernet and Merlot!  Dark, roasted aroma and rich black currant flavour gets along very well with chewy fruit characteristics.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Cabernet Merlot – Australia

It build its reputation on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, but Australia may be its true home.  Aromas of black cherry, pepper, plum and delicious hints of cassis, spicy oak and chocolate. Balanced at the finish.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Cabernet Sauvignon – Chile

This famous red draws your nose right into the glass with aromas of dark berry, vanilla and …is that a hint of earth with undertones of mint and oaky spice?  Indubitably.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Cabernet Shiraz – Australia

Craft the blend that put Australia on the wine map. Combines the structural intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon with the ripe fruit and chocolate flavours of Shiraz.  This dry red finishes with spicy oak.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Cabernet Shiraz – Chile

This dry red reflects the best aspects of two noble varietals. Ripe black currant and spice from the Shiraz combine with rich, earthy characters of the Cabernet Sauvignon. With vanilla oak and soft tannins.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Gamay Bergamais

Fresh, lively and with a juicy berry scent, it dances on the tongue before a crisp finish.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Light-Medium
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Italian Valroza (Valpolicella-style) – Italy

A generous, emphatic bouquet of dark cherries and just a hint of anise.  It doesn’t skimp on the flavour either, with an elegant balance of silky tannins and a lengthy finish.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Light-Medium
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Malbec – Argentina

This fruit forward red is the rising star in new red wines!  The bouquet is highlighted by violet, spice and oak followed by rich flavours of blackberry, blueberry, and plum.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Mataro – Australia

You can call this dry Aussie red Mataro or Mourvčdre, but its character is clear – medium-bodied and nuanced with blueberry, cassis and black fruits. Finishes nicely with medium tannins and a touch of French Oak vanilla.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Merlot – Chile

Easy-drinking lovely stuff for everyday enjoyment. Wonderfully balanced with gripping flavours of black cherry, plums and berry. Finishes very smooth.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Nebbiolo (Barolo-style) – Italy

Swayed by reputations of greatness? Enjoy Italy’s “King of Wines” at a pauper’s price. Sweet plummy aroma and flavoured of violets, chocolatey earth tones and hints of licorice and oak, with inviting tannins.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Pinot Noir – New Zealand

This fast-moving red comes fully loaded with flavours! Notes of cherry, red berry, spice and a touch of earth help you steer conversation to your masterful wine making..

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Sangiovese (Chianti-style) – Italy

The official flavour of Italy! Dry and polished with zesty fruit taste and soft tannins, this ruby coloured red first wins you over with aromas of cocoa, vanilla and cranberry.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Shiraz – Australia

When your day needs a flavour intervention, reach for this dry red with its aromas of blueberry and spicy oak. Smooth and inviting on the palate with flavours of blackberry, raspberry and pepper..

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium-Full
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Vieux Chateau du Roi – Chile

This popular red conjures complex layered berry fruit flavours, spice and an oaky undertone.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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White Wines

Chardonnay

You can’t go wrong with a good Chardonnay on your table or tucked under your arm on someone’s doorstep. Creamy vanilla oak layered into tropical fruit accents with good acidity wins friends everywhere.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Chardonnay – Australia

This ever-fashionable dry, medium-bodied blast of flavour elbows its way into many a wine cellar. Features green apple, pear, pineapple and subtle butterscotch oak.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  Yes Body:  Medium
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Gewürztraminer

Known for being hard to produce, Wine Kitz makes it a snap to craft this wine with its distinct aromatic character of flowery and spicy perfumes and flavours. Crisp and off-dry with excellent acidity.

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Gewürztraminer – Australia

Spicy character, smells of flowers and perfume  …is it here for drinking or to seduce you? A bit of both actually. Crisp and off-dry charm with exciting acidity.

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium

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Liebfraumilch-style

If soft and mellow is your style, try this delightful blend of Riesling, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau and Kerner.

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Piesporter-style

Succulent medium bodied whit wine exhibiting a hint of fruity spiciness as peach and apricot mingle with the aroma of fresh melon.

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Pinot Grigio – Italy

Pale yellow, this medium-bodied wine exudes apple, pear and melon essences.  With lively acidity and a touch of spice on the finish, it’s a perfect wine for everyday enjoyment.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Riesling

This perfect picnic wine is moderately dry with a refreshing bouquet of honey and tropical flowers and a clean, crisp finish. Great with simple fare.

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Riesling – Australia

An off-dry charmer with crisp, clean, floral character. Hints of apricot and honey blend well with most foods.

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Sauvignon Blanc

Vibrant and fruit-forward with a subtle grassy aroma and flavours of gooseberry and fig. Refreshingly light and very dry.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Symphony

Harmonious tropical fruit flavours, adored by crowds, music to your mouth …here’s the symphony that always finishes crisp and clean (if a little too quickly).

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Verdicchio – Italy

The Verdicchio grape presents a clean fresh aroma of green apple, white currant, citrus, floral and mineral. This medium-bodied, refreshing white wine sings on the palate with flavours of lemon, green apple and almond, making a perfect aperitif. Best enjoyed while young and fresh.

Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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Blush Wines

White Zinfandel Blush

Light, crisp and refreshing, this medium-bodied citrus gem has a mellow blackberry and raspberry bouquet and lively finish.

Sweetness:  2 Alcohol:  13% Oak:  None Body:  Medium
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