Red Wine is an alcoholic beverage typically made of fermented red grape juice.  Its colour can be derived from a range of grape varietals that are reddish, deep purple, and even a blue on the colour scale. These grapes give rise to a wine that is colour classified with such descriptors as garnet, almost black, dark red, light red, ruby red, opaque purple, deep violet, maroon and the list goes on. As with all wines, winemaker decides of the style of wine he will produce. Red wines are often classified by “body-type”. A light-bodied wine will have fewer tannins present and less presence on the palate. These wines tend to be less demanding partners with flavour-filled foods. The best examples are Beaujolais and Pinot Noir from Cotes de Beaune. A medium-bodied red wine will contain more tannins than the above Beaujolais, moderate texture. Typical example of medium-bodied red wines is Merlot from Chile. Full-bodied red wines boast the highest tannin (and often alcohol) content. Prime examples of full-bodied reds are France’s esteemed Bordeaux wines, California’s key Cabernet Sauvignon and Italy’s sizzling Super Tuscans.
Tempranillo Jolaseta Bodegas Agronavarra
Côtes-du-Rhône Les Terres du Roy
Biferno Rosso Riserva Palladino
Merlot Pays d'Oc Chateau Haut Blanville
Les Amandiers Chateau du Vieux Parc
Grenache IGP Côtes Catalanes Domaine de Monastir
Chianti Mediceo
Saint Chinian Domaine du Barres
Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Il Faggio
Rioja Crianza Gran Dominio
Baluarte Roble Bodegas Chivite
Mencia Alma de Tinto Pazo das Tapias
Alantejo Tinto Selecta Quinta da Plansel
Barbera D’Asti Le Pole Cantina di Nizza
Primitivo La Masseria
Cotes de Bourg Cuvée Traditionnelle Château Haut Macô