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Fontana Trio

Fontana Trio

Skillfully blended to produce a quality vintage without using liquid invert sugar, Fontana Passport wines are your premium choice for a smell and taste that are the highest degree of quality.

6 week wine kit, 16L white and red wines, comes with labels

American Trio: Viognier, Riesling, Chardonnay

Fruity and sweet, lush and buttery, this medium-bodied white wine bled is extremely drinkable. A real crowd-pleaser it combines the dry, exotic flavors of Viognier with Riesling’s intense notes of fresh pear, apricot and honey, and the oaky overtones and hints of apple, pear, citrus and melon for which Chardonnay is so famous. This blend is perfect for casual evenings with friends or formal dinners. Pair it with bold but light flavours such as blue cheese, Havarti, sea food, and spicier dishes. The blend can also be used to complement a range of desserts, including chocolate treats, as well as creamier ones like cheesecake and Tiramisu.

Australian Trio: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay

The Australian Trio blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay is a sophisticated wine with a range of flavours. A medium-to-full-bodied white wine with a dry feel and bright acidity, the Sauvignon Blanc in this blend offers the crisp, smoky flavours of apple, grass and olive, while the Chardonnay lends notes of buttery oak and Semillon provides a nutty, figgy aspect to its profile. The result is a blend that is as good as a sipping wine at dinner parties on warm to cool evenings as it is for casual gatherings. This blend is extremely versatile, pairing well with stews, cream sauces, fresh salads and spicier fare. The blend shines especially bright with chicken or most seafood.

Canadian Trio: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio

Buttery oak tones combine with the fresh fruit flavours of apple, apricot and melon in this rich, easy-drinking and versatile wine. To produce this popular blend smoky Chardonnay is combined with Riesling’s hints of fresh pear and apricot offset by bold floral and honey undertones and Pinot Grigio’s crisp flavours of honey, wildflower and smoke. The result is a blended white wine that pairs well with grilled, roasted, or sautéed dishes be it white meat or seafood. Veal, pasta and soft, bold cheeses such as Camembert, Feta, Swiss and Havarti also work well, as do blue-veined cheeses and some chocolate-based treats.

French Trio: Chardonnay, Muscat, Chenin Blanc

The buttery, oaky tastes of Chardonnay’s apple, pear, citrus and melon meets the amber-hued orange blossom, orange peel and white flowers of Muscat, and Chenin Blanc’s light to medium-bodied dry notes of apple, pear, cantaloupe, green melon, banana, lemon, faint cinnamon, nuts, figs, caramel, brown sugar, toffee and candy apple. The result is a white wine blend which can be served in cool weather or warm, offers a richer medium body and pairs well with a range of foods. Serve this blend with white meat, seafood, cream sauces and cheeses including Provolone, Gruyere, Brie and aged Cheddar.

German Trio: Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Gewürztraminer

The intense flavours of fresh pear and apricot offset by bold floral and honey undertones that are Riesling, combined with the straw-coloured tastes of pear, apricot and tropical fruits for which Muller Thurgau is known and the lightly-oaked whispers of rose, tropical fruit and spice offered by Gewürztraminer to create an extremely versatile white wine blend that is medium-bodied and on the sweeter side. A fantastic crowd-pleaser, the German Trio is perfect to serve at casual gatherings or as a sipping wine, and can even complement many desserts, including chocolate-based ones and apple pies. Serve this blend with bold cheeses, from rich and tangy Havarti to sharp, blue-veined Stilton, soft ripened Mozzarella or Muenster, grilled seafood or chicken, or spicy foods found in Thai or Middle Eastern cuisine.

Argentina Trio: Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich and full-fruited, the Argentina trio brings together the lush plums, dark cherries and hints of espresso seen in the best Malbecs, with full-bodied dry Cabernet Sauvignon and the velvety vanilla, cedar and berries of Merlot. The result is a jam-coloured, juicy wine with a velvety texture. This blend is equally well-suited for romantic dinners and informal gatherings such as cocktail parties and evenings by the fire. Serve with roasted red meats, mushrooms, salmon, duck or tomato-based dishes. Each complements the wine’s subtle sweetness and mild tannins. Mild cheeses, pepper and mustard also accent this blend’s unique flavour profile.

Australia Trio: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot

The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot is full on body, light on oak and filled with fruit. It blends the dry, deep notes of violets, vanilla and cassis for which Cabernet Sauvignon is known, with the mixed berries and cedar of Merlot, and the jam-like spice of Shiraz to create a wine that is exceptionally versatile. This blend is fruity but not too sweet, bold-flavoured but not to the point it can’t be served with pork or mild cheese. Sufficiently easy to drink during an evening with friends, but still elegant enough to be served at more formal affairs. Serve this blend with foods that are equally strong in flavour such as roasted meats, game, wine sauce, ripe cheeses, and other rich dishes.

Canadian Trio: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gamay Noir

The Canadian Trio is perfect for those who want a red wine but prefer a drier, lighter body with a juicy quality. Pinot Noir lends its hints of cherries, raspberries, strawberries, plums and spice. Merlot offers rich black cherry, plum, vanilla, oak, violets and notes of cedar. Gamay provides lightly perfumed and sugary flavours of tart cherry, raspberry, red plum and red currant. Serve this wine with game birds, poultry, mild red meats, and oily fish such as tuna and salmon. Strong cheeses such as aged Cheddar and Stilton also provide a brilliant complement.

French Trio: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Ruby-hued, full of fruit and bursting with cedar, the French Trio is not for the faint of heart. It mixes the full-bodied cassis, dark red berry, cedar, oak, violets, vanilla and sometimes chocolate flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon with the medium-to-dark bodied richness of Cabernet Franc’s notes of plum, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, sage, bay leaf, rosemary, tobacco, bell peppers, violets and eucalyptus and velvety Merlot’s fruity and rich with flavours of black cherry, plum, vanilla, oak, violets, and hints of cedar. Pair this blend with full-bodied foods such as roasted lamb, wild mustard, pepper or red wine sauces, and firm, ripened cheeses such as Edam, Cheddar and Gouda.

Italian Trio: Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Chianti

The Sangiovese grape provides the base for this bright and velvety blend of red Italian wines. Full-bodied and dry with heavy oak, Sangiovese flavours of cherry, cinnamon, herbs, vanilla, and violets blend with the deep red with an intense nose of strawberries, ripe plum, peaches, and cherries with hints of leather, tobacco and fading red flowers for which the Montepulciano is know. Chianti is added for it’s medium-body, dry, heavy oak and velvety texture. The result is a complex wine with hints of ripe cherries, berries and peaches with soft tannins and just enough acidity to make the palate bright. A versatile wine, this red complements a number of foods including meatballs, veal, lasagna, pizza, pasta, and roast beef. It also pairs particularly well with tomato-based sauces and aged cheeses such as Stilton, Roquefort, and Gorgonzola.

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