Syrah Merlot Novello Finer Wine Kit

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Indulge in the art of home winemaking with the Syrah Merlot Novello Finer Wine Kit. Crafted from premium California grapes, this kit allows you to create a high-quality wine that blends the dark fruit, peppery, and floral notes of Syrah with the earthy undertones of Merlot. This exquisite blend results in a light-bodied red wine that will have your friends asking for more.

The Syrah Merlot Wine Kit from Finer Wine Kits is not just about the end product, but the journey of creating your own wine. From the moment you initiate the fermentation process to the first pour, you'll be immersed in the winemaking process. This winemaking kit is perfect for both wine enthusiasts and beginners, offering a fun, hands-on approach to understanding and appreciating the nuances of Syrah Merlot. So why wait? Embark on your winemaking adventure today and savor the rich, earthy flavors of your very own Syrah Merlot.

Your Novello Series Wine Kits are inspired by Italian Novello wine and made with California varietal concentrates. Novello, meaning young fresh wine in Italian, is characterized by lower alcohol and tannin levels, a lighter body, and minimal additives. Your wine will be bursting with fruit flavor, floral aromas, and a crisp freshness that you can enjoy without the wait.

The Novello Series from Finer Wine Kits offers wine kits at lower price points that are ready to drink upon bottling. Thanks to their signature non-ultra-pasteurized concentrates, you can create special wines that taste better and are easy to make.

When it comes to enjoying your Novello wine, the key is to embrace its lively nature. This is not a wine to be sipped, cellared, and contemplated; it's meant to be consumed, shared, and enjoyed. The lower ABV and gentler fermentation process limit the tannins and preserve more of the fruitiness, floral aromas, and fresh flavors of the varietal grapes.

Serve your Novello wine slightly chilled, around 55°F (13°C), to accentuate its refreshing qualities. Many Italians even enjoy Novello reds cold, though they are also delicious at ambient temperatures. The wine's fruity and light-bodied profile makes it a versatile companion to a wide range of dishes, from antipasti and charcuterie to pasta and pizza. Novello reds are also great summer wines to be enjoyed by the pool or on your deck. With the best instructions around, Finer Wine Kits is a great choice for those new to winemaking.

Novello Features:

  • No Aging
  • Minimal Sulfites and Additives
  • No Yeast Starter
  • No Skins
  • Reduced Oak
  • Lower Price Point


Label Peelers is the exclusive retailer of this unique product. Due to its freshness and perishable nature, this wine kit can't sit on any shelf. It must go directly from the freezer to your doorstep, ensuring its quality and freshness are uncompromised. This direct-to-door service is the only way a wine kit of this quality is possible. It guarantees you're receiving the best possible wine kit, offering the utmost value for your money. You're not subjected to any additional distributor or wholesale markups, but instead, you're procuring top-grade ingredients at the most affordable price.


A Finer Wine Kit is an exceptional product that yields results akin to wine produced from fresh grapes, setting it apart from other kits in the market. The kit includes perishable, unpasteurized juice concentrate, which is shipped in refrigerated packaging to maintain the grape's intrinsic quality. This method effectively eliminates the common cooked juice flavor found in other brands so their pasteurized wine kits that can be stored at room temperature. If you're unable to begin your Finer Wine Kit immediately upon arrival, it's crucial that the juice is refrigerated and the skins are stored in your freezer. The highly concentrated juice, vacuum evaporated at low temperatures, is compact enough to fit in any standard household refrigerator. This means you're not incurring costs for shipping gallons of water to your home.


Finer Wine Kits were developed by home winemakers like you, adapting years of experiential knowledge into a surefooted process that gives fabulous results.

View Instructions.

  • ABV: 10- 11%
  • Makes 28-30 bottles  (6 gallons) of wine.
  • Character: Dry
  • Region: Lodi California

*This kit is an agricultural product and must be fermented or cooked before being consumed.


Equipment KitEquipment Kits

If your Novello Syrah Merlot Finer Wine Kit is your first, equipment kits are a very easy and cost effective way to obtain what you need to get started. Wine kits provide ingredients and instructions but do not provide equipment. The Vintner's Best Deluxe Wine Equipment Kit pictured here has everything you need to make a six gallon batch of wine. Each batch yields approx. 28 to 30 - 750ml bottles of wine. This kit is the top of the line and there are other equipment kits you can choose from for your kit. 

Equipment Kit includes
- 7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket 
- Lid with Grommet
- 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Bottle Filler
- Double Level Corker
- Triple Scale Hydrometer
- Easy Clean Cleanser
- Auto Siphon w/ siphon hose
- Carboy Bung w/ Airlock
- Corks 30 count
- Plastic Mix Stir that attaches to drill 

fermenter Fermenters

A 7.9 Gallon Fermenter with a grommeted lid is the right vessel to use for your Syrah Merlot Wine Kit because you need extra headspace to account for active fermentation. It is good to replace buckets from time because plastic harbors bacteria. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.


Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often is highly recommended with winemaking. Even if you have good sanitation practices, hoses are particularly difficult to keep clean. You do not want to risk a bacterial contamination in your Syrah Merlot Wine Kit over something that costs very little to replace. 


Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your winemaking equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. Like hoses, Siphons are also difficult to keep clean so it is advisable to replace them. 


Corking can be a big job especially if you make a lot of wine. Also bigger corkers give you the option to use longer corks which are beneficial if you want to age your Syrah Merlot longer. The Italian Floor Corker pictured here is easy to use and makes corking easy and fun. 


Airlocks are another inexpensive product that should be periodically replaced. Though it might be easy to assume bacteria is not a concern with airlocks because they do not actually touch your wine, this is not the case. A small increase in temperature could cause your wine to swell and back up into the airlock. It happens often. You don't want to risk losing your Syrah Merlot over a potentially unsanitary and cheap piece of plastic. 

6 gallon carboyCarboys 

Your Syrah Merlot Kit is designed to fit a 6 gallon carboy pictured here. Though glass carboys are one of the safest sanitary options for secondary fermentation and bulk aging your wine, they are fragile and break from time to time. If you use glass carboys, a carboy handle or carrier is very advisable. They should not be moved when full without carrying equipment. 

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Your Syrah Merlot will need to sit in a carboy during secondary fermentation and like airlocks, bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced, especially if you make a lot of wine. Stoppers are available drilled for use with airlocks or solid for bulk aging after your wine has fully gassed out. The size 6.5 stopper pictured is made for a 6 or 5 gallon carboy. If you have many different sized vessels, universal bungs might be a more economical option. 


Hydrometers can last a lifetime, if they don't break. If you have suffered the disappointment of breaking your favorite hydrometer you can view them here.  


Winemakers always need more corks. Be sure to read the corker requirements of different corks before you make your selection because some cork sizes do not work with all corkers. If you want to age your Syrah Merlot longer corks are preferable.

 mix stirMix Stir

You may be using the back of your stirring spoon to Degas your wine but a mix stir is the best way to remove unwanted gasses from your wine. 





In 2009, Italy produced approximately 9 million bottles of Vino novello.