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  • Chartelli’s Fine Wine & Juices - Guelph, Ontario
  • Chartelli’s Fine Wine & Juices - Guelph, Ontario
  • Chartelli’s Fine Wine & Juices - Guelph, Ontario
  • Chartelli’s Fine Wine & Juices - Guelph, Ontario
  • Chartelli’s Fine Wine & Juices - Guelph, Ontario

Selection

Selection is Winexperts premium line of wine kits. They’re Chartelli’s most popular wines!
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RED WINES

ARGENTINE MALBEC WITH GRAPE SKINS

Selection Argentine Malbec with grape skins is a medium/full-bodied, dry red wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple colour and ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate. Smoke, earth, leather, wild game, tobacco and white/black pepper along with intriguingly spicy notes make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavours, adding to layers of complexity.

Definitely a wine for red meat, it is adaptable enough to stand up to spicy cuisines, such as Mexican, Cajun, Indian, Thai or Italian, working especially well with barbecue and other hard to pair meat-based dishes.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

AUSTRALIAN GRENACHE/SHIRAZ/MOURVÈDRE

The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

BAROLO STYLE

Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy’s Piedmont region – highly regarded for its finest wines – this Barolo is rich in flavour and deep in colour, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, Barolo is a consistently popular offering year in and year out.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CALIFORNIA MERLOT

The plump, lush fruitness of this respected grape translates into a wine which perfectly balances berry and spice flavours with a smooth, supple texture. Mouth-filling and delicious; a standout with grilled meats.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CHILEAN MERLOT

Powerful fruit and spice flavour, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves ageing, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

ITALIAN AMARONE STYLE WITH GRAPE SKINS

Italy’s most powerful wine, Amarone is renowned as a fruity, full-bodied, with rich intensity from the dried grapeskins included in the fermentation. Winexpert’s Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins is an intense, complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep, nearly opaque red, this heavyweight exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that goes on and on, from the huge volume of tannins.

Pair with grilled beef, strong dry cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano or Asiago), pasta with meat-based tomato sauces, antipasto, veal or roast pork. The gripping tannin in this wine also makes it a natural for other red meats and game, and the fruit lifts up well herbed or spiced dishes.

Alcohol by Volume 13.5-14%

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

LUNA ROSSA

Bold, robust and intense: Winexpert’s ‘Big Red’ is the largest, most full-bodied red wine ever released! A dark, inviting colour and rich, bold oak-enchanced aromas suggest at what is to come: an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavours. Luna Rossa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish. A powerful wine matching startling flavours and aromas with elegance and finesse.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

VIEUX CHATEAU DU ROI

Full-bodied, yet soft and quick to mature, this is the perennially popular French red wine blend that continues to keep them coming back with its smooth, easy charms. A Winexpert specialty blending a host of grape varieties, each contributing to the layers of aroma and flavours that make this so special. Complex and full of character, yet supple and easy drinking.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM
WHITE WINES

AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY

Leave it to the Aussies to take the noble French grape and turn it into the wine equivalent of a full-on party. The Chardonnays of Australia continue to wow wine drinkers around the world with their unabashed celebration of opulent fruit and vanilla-oak, full-bodied flavour. Our Chardonnay is no exception. Full, supple, buttery and fruity, this golden wine delivers from start to clean, lingering finish. Ideal with chicken, fish, salads and cream-sauce pastas.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

CALIFORNIA GEWÜRZTRAMINER

This immensely charming, exotic wine is true to its German translation: spicy. Deeply coloured and opulently aromatic, with an unmistakably flowery perfume and flavours of lychees and roses. Crisp, lush, and refreshing – a wonderful match with spicy foods, strong cheeses and fresh fruits.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

GERMAN MÜLLER-THURGAU

Developed as a cross combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany’s most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavour. Winexpert’s German Mller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavours of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral residual sweetness, aided by the addition of our F-pack* finishing package.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

GERMAN MÜLLER-THURGAU

Developed as a cross combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany’s most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavour. Winexpert’s German Mller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavours of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral residual sweetness, aided by the addition of our F-pack* finishing package.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

PIESPORTER STYLE

The town of Piesport in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region has an ideal steep amphitheater site perfect for producing sound, honeyed, delicate wines. Our version captures the classic flavour and magical fragrance of this respected German style through the addition of our F-pack and a special package of dried elderflowers.

Sweetness: MED-DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE
BLUSH WINES

CALIFORNIA WHITE MERLOT

Take Merlot. Make it a blush. Voila – a Merlot like you’ve never experienced! Fresh strawberries abound in the aromas and flavours of this medium-pink rose style wine, capped by a crisp finish that’s slightly drier than a typical blush. Bright fruit and generous acidity make it a brilliant food pairing wine. Try it with salads, appetizers, fruits – even BBQs and spicy cuisine.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE
 

AUSTRALIAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The bold, individualistic style of Australia’s winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes’, captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

AUSTRALIAN PETIT VERDOT WITH GRAPE SKINS

Best described as a ‘Super Cabernet’, this is a dark rich wine with wonderfully concentrated flavours of juicy blackberry and black currant, with smooth, gripping tannins and an elegant structure leading to a magnificent, boldly oaked finish. With intense fruit-forward character, this wine drinks well immediately and it will fully round out in only three months, delivering intense fruit and richness. Serve with grilled steak, roasted lamb or try it with bittersweet chocolate!

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

The noble California red grape. Rich in tannis, it produces a deep, full-bodied wine with intense aroma and flavour. A robust wine, perfect with red meat or wild game. Best when aged for several months.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CHILEAN CARMENÈRE

Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age.

Drink with grilled beef, pizza, or dark chocolate.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

CHILEAN PINOT NOIR

Winexpert’s Selection Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby colour with delicate aromas of red berry flavours. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

ITALIAN BRUNELLO STYLE WITH GRAPE SKINS

Winexpert’s Selection Italian Brunello Style with Grape Skins is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish.

The super concentrated flavours are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year. Good acidity makes this a very food friendly wine: like many Italian reds, Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavoured foods. Osso buco and veal piccata are splendid accompaniments, as are hard cheeses such as asiago and Pecorino Romano. Its firm backbone of acids and tannins make it work well with rich and spicy foods like Italian sausages or lasagna.

Alcohol by Volume 13.0-13.5%

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

NEW ZEALAND PINOT NOIR

New Zealand’s finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM
 
 

AUSTRALIAN TRAMINER-RIESLING

The lively golden hue reveals a combination of floral notes and apple crispness with perfumed headiness of lychee, rose petals, and hints of passion fruit. The long finish and medium body makes a great off-dry wine for sipping.

Excellent with Asian cuisine, soft cheeses, oily fish and especially smoked salmon.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

CALIFORNIA RIESLING

The character of this fine varietal is truly distinctive. Displays a flowery bouquet, complex fruit and cinnamon flavours and a crisp, clean finish. Versatile in pairing with foods, especially seafood, pork or veal.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

CALIFORNIA VIOGNIER

The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow colour, tinged with the variety’s typical ‘green-gold’ hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas. As it matures, it can also display hints of jasmine, honeysuckle, kiwi, mint, orange blossom and even mango! While higher in alcohol than many white wines, it drinks well young nonetheless. Lower acidity makes it friendly to a wide range of foods, but it’s ‘soft but strong’ character makes it excellent for sipping alone.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

LIEBFRAUMILCH STYLE

Winexpert’s new F-pack provides the finishing touch for this popular German classic. With a pronounced floral bouquet and a perfect marriage of sweetness with a slight dry finish, this startling wine is made for seafood and strong cheeses.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE
 
 

CALIFORNIA WHITE ZINFANDEL

Complete with Winexpert’s innovative F-pack, this blush favourite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon. Must be tried to be believed.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE
 

AUSTRALIAN CABERNET SHIRAZ

The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark – a luxurious treat.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ

The grape that was made for Down Under – its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MERLOT

This popular blend combines the plump, fruity, earlier ageing Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CHILEAN MALBEC

Winexpert’s Selection Chilean Malbec has an intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aroma, which give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbec carries the plush texture of ripe tannins with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidity allow this wine to be enjoyed while young.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

FRENCH MERLOT

Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavours, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply coloured, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

ITALIAN MONTEPULCIANO STYLE

Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capable of creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta an Italian gem you won’t want to miss.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

PINOT NOIR

The varietal responsible for classic red burgundy. The scent, flavour, body and texture of Pinot Noir is profound. Supple, spicy fruit flavours are a delight to the palate.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM
 
 

CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY

Full of citrus and tropical fruit flavours and warm vanilla oak

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC

Crisp and flavourful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aroma and flavour characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet and flinty aftertaste are here, with the generous acidity that is typical of the grape. Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a meal better than Sauvignon Blanc, a unique wine that offers a definitive counterpoint to the ubiquitous Chardonnay.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

CHILEAN SAUVIGNON BLANC

A gorgeous nose of honeydew, peach and gooseberry is followed by a silky palate with white peach and mineral flavours and a long finish. Bright, crisp and inviting at three months it’s refreshingly complex and tropical, and will develop notes of basil and mint with age.

Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: NONE

LUNA BIANCA

Winexpert’s biggest, boldest white wine ever. In the spirit of the great full-bodied Chardonnays of California and Australia, Luna Bianca is lush, golden and rich. Dense, luscious, buttery aromas dance up from the glass. Flavours of tropical fruits blend with the vanilla-oak backing – a technique usually achieved through barrel fermentation with extended lees (yeast sediment) contact. The high alcohol finished wine is smooth and mouth filling. Includes an F-pack with pure Chardonnay juice – another industry first.

Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY