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.
Mataro Annexus Barossa Valley John Duval
Pinot Noir Stargazer
Douro Tinto Quinta da Leda Casa Ferreirinha
Syrah Sta Rita Hills Melville Estate
Shiraz Remus Eden Valley Sons of Eden
Shiraz Romulus Barossa Valley Sons of Eden
Cabernet Franc Organic Auritea Azienda Agricola Lunelli
Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Rouge
Pomerol Chateau de Valois
Cabernet Sauvignon Five Generations Cederberg Private Cellar
Pommard Les Perrieres Domaine Sebastien Magnien
Gran Estate Selection Casas del Bosque
Saint Emilion Grand Cru Clasee Chateau Quinault L'Enclos
Malbec Appellation Gualtallary Uco Valley Altos Las Hormigas
Brunello di Montalcino Fattoria dei Barbi
Syrah R. Lane Vintners Westgate Vineyards The Story