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.
Pinot Noir Wairau River
Pinotage Laibach
Red Blend The Ladybird Laibach
Rosso Di Ca Momi Ca Momi
Merlot Meinert
Malbec Select Saurus Familia Schroeder
Pinot Noir Select Saurus Familia Schroeder
Garnacha Basso McLaren Vale SC Pannell
Shiraz Philip Mt. Pleasant
Tempranillo Dead End McLaren Vale SC Pannell
Brachetto Birbet Agricola Negro
Monte Del Fra Valpolicella Classico Ripasso
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Planeta
Cotes du Roussillon Villages Red Ego Organic Domaine Cazes
Mencia Gaba Do Xil Telmo Rodriguez
Trasto Tinto Prieto Picudo Bodegas LaOsa