“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized,” said Andre Simon.
All wine lovers would agree!
Australia with its diverse climate, brilliant grape stock quality and skilled winemakers produces a wide range of superb wines and Australians often boast of their love for red wine.
Red wine, known all over the world for its health and beauty benefits has been making in-roads here for many years now. Reasons to fall in love and buy red wine are numerous. From keeping the heart healthy, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check to helping lose weight and look younger, the more you research the list keeps getting longer.
Australian red wine makers are few of the world’s finest and produce a variety of red wines, different from each other in color and flavor. Few worth a buy red wines are:
· Shiraz: This wine makes Australia famous all over the world for its still and sparkling varieties. The Shiraz grapes, deep plum in color and peppery in flavor grow well in Australian climate. When ripened deeply, the original flavor develops into notes of dark cherry and stewed plums and once very ripe, change into flavors of port, chocolate and coffee.
· Cabernet Sauvignon: Known as the monarch of grapes in many parts of the world, these grapes have a deep flavor of port, aniseed, caraway and coffee when dee
· Merlot: A part of the Cabernet family of grapes, this variety is a rising star in Australian wine industry. When it becomes very ripe, Merlot has a bouquet of plum, liquorice and chocolate. Merlot is often blended with other grape varieties by many winemakers to create their own unique wines.
· Pinot Noir: The flavor of this red grape varies from one region to the other. The wine made from this grape variety is not as heavy as other red wines but tastes meaty and herbaceous.
Apart from these, few other great varieties to consider when you buy red wine are Grenache, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Zinfadel and Malbec.
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