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.
Côtes du Rhône Terre de Galets Domaine Richaud
Priorat Humilitat Massard
Nebbiolo d'Alba Ginestrino Conterno Fantino
Optima Western Cape Anthonij Rupert
Chianti Classico Felsina Berardenga
Maranges Jean Claude Boisset
Proprietary Red Angels and Cowboys
Puisseguin Saint Emilion Château Haut Bernat
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Dorilli Planeta
Tempranillo Dead End McLaren Vale SC Pannell
Pinot Noir Massale Kooyong
Shiraz Barossa Valley Elderton Wines
Haut Medoc Chateau Larose Trintaudon
Crozes Hermitage Cuvée Laurent Domaine Combier
Grus Viñedos de Alcohuaz
Pinot Noir Refugio Montsecano