Limited Release Private Reserve w/Skins Colosso Wine Kit

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Indulge in the rich, bold flavors of Italy with the Winexpert Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit. This kit masterfully blends the country's most cherished varietals, offering you a unique opportunity to craft your own premium wine at home.

The Colosso Wine Kit features Sangiovese, a grape indigenous to Tuscany and celebrated for its balanced acidity and high tannin. Sangiovese is the backbone of renowned wines such as Brunello and Chianti, and its inclusion in this kit ensures a robust and flavorful base for your homemade wine.

Next, the kit includes Primitivo, a key grape in southern Italy known for producing bold, tannic wines with dark berry flavors. This grape adds a layer of complexity and richness to your wine, enhancing its overall depth and character.

Finally, the kit incorporates Nerello, a rare Sicilian grape primarily grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Etna. Similar to a fine Pinot Noir, Nerello adds an extra depth to this already impressive blend, resulting in a wine that is as complex as it is delicious.

The name "Colosso" translates to colossus in Italian, a fitting title for this robust Italian red wine. Its intoxicating aroma is a blend of cherry, ripe plum, and vanilla, paving the way for a bold, fruit-forward palate. The rich flavors of cherry, blackberry, and plum take center stage, complemented by the sweetness of baking spices. Subtle undertones of raspberry, licorice, and dried herbs add complexity to the blend. The wine's large, velvety tannins are perfectly balanced with a moderate acidity, providing excellent structure and culminating in a luxuriously plush finish.

The Winexpert Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit provides you with all the necessary components to create a truly exceptional wine. It's not just about the wine-making process, it's about the experience. Imagine the satisfaction of serving your friends and family a wine that you've crafted yourself, a wine that embodies the rich, diverse flavors of Italy.

In addition to wine-making, the Colosso Wine Kit can also be a unique and thoughtful gift for the wine enthusiasts in your life. It's an invitation to explore the art of wine-making, and a chance to create something truly special.

Experience the joy of crafting your own premium Italian wine with the Winexpert Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit. It's more than just a wine kit, it's a journey into the heart of Italy's wine country. 

Your kit includes 30 labels to give your homemade wine a professional touch.

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Body: Full
  • Tasting Notes: Cherry, Blackberry, Plum and Licorice
  • Oak Intensity: Medium
  • Kit Size: 14L
  • ABV: 14%   

Equipment Kit


Equipment Kits

If your Limited Release Private Reserve Colosso 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. This kit is the top of the line and there are other equipment kits you can choose from for your wine 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 Private Reserve Colosso 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 Private Reserve Colosso 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 Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit longer. The Italian Floor Corker pictured here is easy to use and makes corking 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 Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit over a potentially unsanitary and cheap piece of plastic. 

6 gallon carboyCarboys 

Your Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit 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 Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit 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 Private Reserve Colosso Wine Kit wider 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. 





Ferruccio Biondi-Santi was a soldier who fought under Giuseppe Garibaldi during the Risorgimento. In 1888, he released the first "modern version" of Brunello di Montalcino.