RJS Craft Winemaking Product Recommendation Tool

Craft winemakers who expect more from an everyday wine enjoy drinking Cru International. These wines highlight the unique tastes of the most acclaimed wine styles of the old and new worlds. We know your customers have their Grand Cru favorites and will be looking to you for recommendations about trying something new. Whether you enjoy tantalizing reds or exciting whites, Cru International brings the world of international wine styles to you. To make it easier for you and your customers, we have compiled an easy reference guide to share.

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White Wine Recommendations for Grand Cru to Cru International

If you liked Grand CruGrand Cru SKUYou’ll love Cru InternationalCurrent Cru International SKUNew Cru International SKUWhy?
Riesling StyleNZZZ4320Germany Riesling Style (NEW!)N/AComing SoonAs Germany’s leading grape variety, this Riesling
is aromatic, displaying flowery, almost perfumed
aromas, which nicely combine with high acidity.
Verdicchio StyleNZZZ4345Italy Verdicchio StyleN/AComing SoonThis Italian refreshing white wine has aromas of
peach and lemon peel, with lemon-like acidity
and a nice finish of bitter almond.
Gewürztraminer StyleNZZZ4318Germany
Gewürztraminer Style
NZZZ4752Coming SoonMade 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.
Sauvignon
Blanc Style
NZZZ4342Ontario Sauvignon
Blanc Style
NZZZ4748Coming SoonThis wine is as delightful as a cool autumn day!
Fruity and straw-like in colour with a refreshing
grassy nose; bold herbal tones, and fresh citrus
flavours on the palate.
Zinfandel
Blush Style
NZZZ4346California White
Zinfandel Style
NZZZ4758Coming SoonThis easy-drinking, classically Californian style
blush offers fresh floral notes on the nose and
pleasing berry flavours with a soft, off-dry finish
on the palate.
Chardonnay StyleNZZZ4334California
Chardonnay Style
NZZZ4750Coming SoonCaptivating flavours of green apple and tropical
fruit enhance an upfront floral bouquet, as is
expected by the finest Californian Chardonnays.
It will develop to reveal layers of ripe fruit and
integrated oak.
Pinot Grigio StyleNZZZ4336Italy Pinot Grigio StyleNZZZ4749Coming SoonThis Pinot Grigio, made in the true northern Italian
style, offers an enticing bouquet of apple and
citrus notes that follow through to the palate
and linger for a dry finish.
Pinot Blanc StyleNZZZ4333South Africa
Chenin Blanc Style
NZZZ4756Coming SoonTrue to its South African origins, this is a
delightfully refreshing wine. Its fruity nose
hints of green apple, with lemon, and a
subtle floral bouquet.
ChamblaiseNZZZ4300California
Chardonnay Style
NZZZ4750Coming SoonCaptivating flavours of green apple and
tropical fruit enhance an upfront floral
bouquet, as is expected by the finest
Californian Chardonnays. It will develop to
reveal layers of ripe fruit and integrated oak.
Liebfraumilch StyleNZZZ4324Germany Riesling Style (NEW!)N/AComing SoonAs Germany’s leading grape variety, this Riesling
is aromatic, displaying flowery, almost perfumed
aromas, which nicely combine with high acidity.

Red Wine Recommendations for Grand Cru to Cru International

If you liked Grand CruGrand Cru SKUYou’ll love Cru InternationalOld Cru International SKUCurrent Cru International SKUWhy?
Cabernet
Sauvignon Style
NZZZ4354California
Cabernet Style (NEW!)
N/AComing SoonCalifornian Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be
more fruit-forward with a nice balance of both
tannins and juicy flavours, making it a
sensational food wine.
Merlot StyleNZZZ4366Chile Merlot Style  (NEW!)N/AComing SoonChilean Merlot tends to be full-bodied yet
gentle, with bracing acidity, it pairs perfectly
with creamy Gorgonzola.
Valpola StyleNZZZ4376Italy Valpola Style (NEW!)N/AComing SoonFrom the famous Italian red wine region Veneto,
this easy-drinking, deep, ruby-red wine has
distinct aromas of ripe cherries and dried fruits.
Vieux
Chateau du Roi
NZZZ4380France Vieux
Chateau du Roi (NEW!)
N/AComing SoonFrom one of the largest wine producers in
the world, this rich French red is a complex
blend of various French grape varietals. Dark
in colour and high in tannin, this wine leaves
a nice hint of plum on the palate.
Pinot Noir StyleNZZZ4370British Columbia
Pinot Noir Style
NZZZ4764Coming SoonThis Canadian Pinot Noir features aromas of
black cherries and fresh strawberries finished
off with subtle notes of pepper and spice.
Rosso SuperioreNZZZ4350Italy Nebbiolo StyleNZZZ4778Coming SoonThis luxurious Italian classic is rich with the
flavours of dark plum, chocolate, hints of
blackberry, toasted oak, and spice.
Sangiovese
Merlot Style
NZZZ4358Italy Sangiovese StyleNZZZ4781Coming SoonThis Tuscan favourite is expressive on the
palate with lively cherry fruit, ample smooth
tannins, and a deep and lingering finish.
Shiraz StyleNZZZ4372California Syrah StyleNZZZ4768Coming SoonA California wine at it’s best! Raspberries and
peppery spice blend in harmony to create an
elegant flavour with a lingering, smooth finish.
Malbec StyleNZZZ4364Chile Malbec StyleNZZZ4776Coming SoonKnown for its warm, rustic, red wines with
intense cherry flavours and blended oak
undertones, this Chilean red will not fail
to impress.
BergamaisNZZZ4352British Columbia
Pinot Noir Style
NZZZ4764Coming SoonThis Canadian Pinot Noir features aromas of
black cherries and fresh strawberries, finished
off with subtle notes of pepper and spice.

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