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.
Margaux Vivens Chateau Durfort-Vivens
Syrah Case Via Fontodi
Syrah Clonal Selection Richard Kershaw
Taurasi DOCG Vigna Macchia dei Goti Caggiano
Cornas Harmonie Domaine Guy Farge
Rioja Coleccion Privada Sierra Cantabria
Volnay Domaine Régis Rossignol Changarnier
Shiraz The Dead Arm d'Arenberg
Aloxe Corton Domaine Maillard Père et Fils
Pinot Noir Village Yarra Valley Gembrook Hill
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna d`Alfiero Tenuta Valdipiatta
Barbera d`Alba Conca Tre Pile Poderi Aldo Conterno
Freisa Kye Langhe G D Vajra
Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Bachelder
Pauillac Chateau Montgrand-Milon
Barbaresco Coste Rubin Fontanafredda