California Zinfandel Style, Cru International

by RJS
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Replaces Cru International Italy Primitivo.

Zinfandel is a red wine grape that makes light, medium and full bodied wines with pronounced berry aromas and flavours. Zinfandel is lighter in colour and body than both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but its moderate levels of tannins and high acidity give it a bolder taste. Zinfandel’s versatility allows for the creation of a range of wines, some of which are slightly sweet and can be drunk young. Others, with stronger tannins, are more appropriate for aging.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

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

Juice: 8 Litres
Makes: 23 Litres (30 750ml bottles)
Ready to Bottle: 4 or 5 weeks
Varietal: Zinfandel
Oak: Medium
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry
Colour: Red
Grape Skins: Dried
Aging: 3-6 months
Labels Included: No

Brewing Instructions (pdf)