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.
Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves Jean Claude Boisset
Besoleil Betz Family Winery
Gevrey Chambertin Jean Claude Boisset
Pinot Noir Martinborough Ata Rangi
Pinot Noir Isabelle Au Bon Climat
Pinot Noir Knox Alexander Au Bon Climat
Pinot Noir Sangreal Geelong By Farr
Pommard Domaine Glantenay
Brunello di Montalcino Conti Costanti
Châteauneuf du Pape Chaupin Domaine de la Janasse
Pinot Noir Farrside Geelong By Farr
Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons Domaine Mongeard Mugneret
Pinot Noir Lenswood Vineyard Adelaide Hills Shaw + Smith
Gevrey Chambertin Jane Eyre
Keyneton Estate Euphonium Henschke
Pinot Noir Pipeclay Terrace Mt Difficulty