Fontana International
Fontana International, Sterile Must is a perfect way to taste the wines of the world with no need to add water.
4 week wine kit, 23L white and red wines
 
 
Chardonnay
Buttery with oaky overtones and fresh fruit flavours such as apple, pear, citrus and melon, Chardonnay is extremely versatile. One of our most popular varieties for its richness and easy drinkability, this wine is best enjoyed in cooler weather with upscale meals. Full-flavoured dishes which have been grilled, roasted, or sautéed pair well with this wine. White meat, seafood, cream sauces and cheeses including Provolone, Gruyere, Bried and aged Cheddar accent this Chardonnay nicely.
 
Pinot Blanc
A dry, pleasant wine that is light in body and somewhat similar to Chardonnay in appearance only. Pinot Blanc has a more delicate aroma and features creamy flavours of apples, pears, nuts, minerals and some smoke. This wine is best served at casual gatherings with some type of poultry, seafood or pork.
 
Pinot Grigio
A fantastic summer wine, Pinot Grigio is light-bodied and dry with the crisp flavours of honey, wildflower and smoke. It is perfect for casual entertaining and light Italian foods. This wine is particularly unique because, although a white wine, it possesses many of the characteristics of red wine on the dinner table. Pinot Grigio pairs well with traditional white wine fare like seafood or chicken, but it can be served with so much more. Veal, pasta, and soft cheeses all make fantastic accompaniments to this wine. Camembert, Feta, Oka and Swiss are especially nice.
 
Riesling
Rich and sweet, Riesling boasts the intense flavours of fresh pear and apricot offset by bold floral and honey undertones. Perfect to serve at casual gatherings or as a sipping wine. This wine is a perennial crowd pleaser. Riesling also makes a good dessert wine as it is one of the few white wines that pairs well with chocolate. It works well with most bold cheeses, from the rich tanginess of Havarti to the sharp, blue-veined profile of Stilton.
 
Amarone
Juicy plum, cherry and raspberry married with vanilla, spice and heavy oak in this hearty Italian wine renowned for its big finish. Perfect for formal dinner parties and heartier meals, a dry and full-bodied Amarone is best when paired with bold flavours such braised red meats, rich red wine sauces, wild game and ripe hard cheeses.
 
Barolo
Dry and full-bodied, Barolo bursts with intense flavours of violet, rose, red cherry, truffle, and liquorice mingled with traces of tar, tobacco smoke and toasted oak with a 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 stock aged cheeses such as Cheddar or Stilton.
 
Cabernet Franc
Deep and medium-to-dark bodied, Cabernet Franc is a forerunner of Cabernet Sauvignon, so, expect some of the latter’s lush flavours of plum, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, sage, bay leaf, rosemary, tobacco, bell pepper, violets and eucalyptus. This wine is not heavy but extremely full-flavoured and almost velvety. The combination makes Cabernet Franc perfect for casual dinners and friendly entertaining, and suitable to serve with or without food. Pair with grilled meats and other simple but flavourful fare to bring out the depth and richness of this often overlooked varietal. Ripe or aged cheeses such as Brie or Cheddar are also a good pairing.
 
Cabarnet Sauvignon
A full-bodied, dry wine with very little oak. Flavors of cassis, dark red berries, cedar, oak, violets, vanilla and sometimes chocolate make Cabarnet Sauvignon the most popular red wine in the world. Ideal for formal sit-down dinners and cooler temperatures, Cabarnet Sauvignon pairs 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 meats, strong spices and full-bodied tastes such as red meats, pepper sauces and tomato-based fare. Given its flavour profile you can pair this wine with more pungent flavours like aged Cheddar and Stilton.
 
Pinot Noir
Full-bodied and smooth with a velvet texture, Pinot Noir is deep and dark with hints of cherries, raspberries, strawberries, plums and spice. Juicy but dry, this wine is perfect for intimate gatherings or romantic dinners. Given its unique flavour pattern, Pinot Noir is an excellent accompaniment to game birds, poulty, mild red meats, and oily fish such as tuna and salmon. Strong and flavourful cheeses such as aged Cheddar and Stilton also complement this wine nicely.
 
Vieux Chateau du Roi
Full-bodied yet surprisingly soft, this is a quick to mature and aggressive wine. A deep red hue, this wine is very complex. Flavours and aromas of ripe fruit, berries, plum, spice and oak seems to reveal themselves in layers. VCR is best suited for entertaining when the weather turns cold and menus shift to richer foods. Serve this fruit-forward wine with deeply-flavoured dishes such as grilled meats, strong cheeses and rich fish.