Fontana Complete kits provide everything you need to make a perfect wine in less than a month.
4 week wine kit, 10L white and red wines
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, Brie and aged Cheddar accent this Chardonnay nicely.
Lightly-oaked with whispers of rose, tropical fruit and spice, this medium-to-full bodied wine has a slightly sweet mouth, offset by a soft dry finish. Elegant with a refreshing quality, Gewürztraminer is perfect for warm or cool evenings. This wine complements a range of foods. It goes well with fresh fruit, chicken, well-seasoned fish, and many ripe cheeses including softer cheeses such as Brie or Feta and semi-soft ripened varieties such as Mozzarella and Muenster.
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.
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.
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.
Crisp and clean, this wine combines the smoky flavours of apple, grass and olive with a bright acidity. A medium-to-full bodied dry white wine, Sauvignon Blanc can be heavy or light. It is similar to Chardonnay but leaner. Its acidity lends it a certain versatility that allows it to pair just as well with thick stews and sauces as it does with fresh salads, spicy foods and cream sauces.
This medium bodied and refreshing white wine has a medium to full body, a dry character and heavy oak.
Verdicchio features flavours of lemon and pear with hints of juicy fruits and almonds along with a herbal bouquet. This wine is well suited to light dinners and casual entertaining. Vericchio is an exceptionally good accompaniment to pesto, tomato-based sauces and light meats.
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.
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.
Juicy with flavours of cherries, berries and plums, Bergamais is a dry, light wine with a medium to full body and medium oak. High in acid and low in tannin the combination makes it perfect to enjoy. It is well suited to the sorts of foods that are usually in the province of white wines– provided they are not too sweet nor too spicy. Serve this Bergamais lightly chilled at casual dinner parties and when entertaining informally. It is ideally matched with rich white meats like pork or duck. Light tomato sauces also pair very well with this wine as do creamier cheeses such as Brie, Camembert and goat cheese.
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.
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.
Rich, spicy and complex, this classic Italian red is medium-bodied and dry with heavy oak and a velvety texture. Chianti is a complex wine with hints of ripe cherries, with enough acidity to give it a bright flavour and a soft, tannic backdrop. Perfect for parties, heavier meals and barbecue. The clean crisp spiciness of this wine suits Italian food exceptionally well, highlighting tomato-based sauces with style, whether heavy in cheese, like lasagna or bursting with vegetables like the sauce used in Chicken Cacciatore. This Chianti also goes nicely with the flavours of roast beef and lamb stews, as well as soft, ripe cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.
Gamay Noir is lightly perfumed and sugary, with notes of tart cherries, raspberries, and ripe, red plums. Soft and medium-bodied this wine can be a little acidic, but that only adds to its versatility. Serve it at summer gatherings or cool evenings by the fire, Gamay Noir is exceptionally versatile and easy drinking, Thanks to the sharpness of this ruby-hued varietal it can be paired well with everything from game, grilled poultry, mild red meats, oily fish like tuna, strong cheeses such as Stilton and aged Cheddar, thick stews and roasted root vegetables.
Full-fruited Malbec offers a rich character of lush plums, dark cherries and hints of espresso. Well-aged, it also may have hints of vanilla, cedar and tobacco. Jam-coloured and juicy, this red wine has a velvety texture that makes it well-suited for romantic dinners and evenings by the fire, with food or without. In any case, serving Malbec with a meal or appetizer is exceptionally easy. Its deep fruit character and mild acidity provide a perfect complement to a range of foods, including roasted red meats, tomato-based dishes, mushrooms, and duck. Mild cheeses, peppers, and mustard can also accent Malbec’s unique profile.
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 wine 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, as do mild cheeses. Both complement this wine’s smoothness very nicely.
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.
This Red Zinfandel has a rich character and soft ruby, almost jewel-toned hue. It combines brambly raspberry and blackberry flavours, a savoury spiciness and hints of chocolate and violets in a full-bodied, dry wine with little to no oak. The combination is perfect for hearty meats like barbecued fare, but goes equally well with formal dinners, so long as the food is as intense in flavour as this wine is. Red Zinfandel goes especially well with full-flavoured spicy or fatty dishes– think beef in black pepper sauce, pork, spicy sausage, and saltier cheeses like Blue cheese or Feta.
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 for 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.
Valpolicella is a medium to full-bodied red with a medium oak. This wine combines the deep falvours of tart cherries and other dark fruits with toasted oak and firm tannins. Perfect for summer drinking and enjoying the outdoors. Valpolicella has smoky undertones and a refreshing acidity that goes very well with foods that have a similar profile. Pick dishes such as baby back ribs, pepper steak and well-aged cheeses to complement this wine.
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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.
Rose wines offer the rich berry flavours common to red wines while still offering the brightness usually reserved to white wines, and this Portuguese Rose is no exception. It is a highly versatile wine that is very easy to drink and even easier to pair with foods. Generally more juicy than dry, rose is a good choice for informal gatherings and summer entertaining. However, unlike many other rose wines, Portuguese Rose is a little deeper and more fuller-bodied. Serve this wine with light fare that has bold flavours such as charboiled chicken, grilled shrimp, spicier dishes and strong cheeses.
Light, crisp and refreshing with a pale rose hue, Zinfandel Blush combines the delicate flavours of strawberries and raspberries with sharp floral notes and a hint of spice to make a wine that is easy to drink and perfect for warm weather entertaining. Serve with fruit, olives, seafood, shellfish, poached fish, steamed chicken, and salads to complement its flavour best. Mediterranean foods and other similarly spiced flavours also accent this wine nicely as do soft, slightly sweet cheeses such as Brie.