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 Willamette Valley Bachelder
Shiraz Stonewell Barossa Valley Peter Lehmann
Pauillac Chateau Montgrand-Milon
Barbaresco Coste Rubin Fontanafredda
Barolo di Serralunga d'Alba Fontanafredda
Pinot Nero Schweizer Franz Haas
Beaune 1er Cru Les Theurons Domaine Régis Rossignol Changarnier
Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena Bertani
Shiraz Cabernet Anaperenna Glaetzer
Carmignano Riserva Villa di Trefiano
Barolo Albe G D Vajra
Barolo La Morra Corino Giovanni di Corino Giuliano
Pinot Noir Cuvée de Trois Swan Vineyards
Malbec Appellation Altamira Uco Valley Altos Las Hormigas
Malbec Appellation Gualtallary Uco Valley Altos Las Hormigas
Saint Estephe Chateau Meyney