Quick Primer on Australian Red Wines

Quick Primer on Australian Red Wines
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Australian wines (especially Reds) are a great addition to your repertoire whether it is for a special celebration or simply to unwind after a long day on the job. These days, Aussie Red wines are preferred by many wine connoisseurs and sommeliers around the world because of their impeccable quality, affordable price, and eye-catching label designs.

There are over two million bottles of wine that leave The Land Down Under every single day heading off to their 111 international market destinations. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a quality glass of fine Aussie wine with your gang. Check out these various styles Australian of Red Wine Trends to discover on your next boy’s night out.

 

 

Australian Red Wine Styles to Try

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Stick to the Traditional Red Shiraz

You just can’t do away with a traditional red bottle of wine. The classic Australian Shiraz tops the list of lovely red wines in the market today. This is a good choice for the avid wine drinker because this grape variety reaches its full-bodied glory due to the abundant sunshine in this continent. In general, the warmer the wine region, the chances of producing a rich, full-bodied red wine with excellent flavor is higher. Shiraz wine has never been more refined with the rich grape, and Australia is known for making the darkest and fullest bodied red wines all over the globe. This bottle is best paired with your meat cuts like lamb chops, prime rib, burgers, sausages, and the like. If you are having an outdoor event, a bottle of Shiraz is best shared with your gang.

Some consider this the best Australian Shiraz out there.

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Consider the Rosé Revolution (close enough)

While rosé may be a female-fave, there’s something unique about this fine bottle of wine the moment you see its mellow but eye-catching pinkish color. The rosé grape variety of wine is a win for consumers because of their great quality and their reasonable price that will not be too painful for your pockets. Typically, rosé wines deliver a sweet aroma reminiscent of the lovely flower. It captures the essence of strawberries, raspberries, and cream, making it a great touch to your romantic date or even the perfect companion for your laid-back shindigs.

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An Oldie but a Goody, Merlot

A tough wine for some to get right and found in a lot of blends, Merlot is a tanic beast that not everyone loves, but the people that do really love it.  Australia’s Merlot’s are no different and are typically found in blends, but the ones that are not are simply great. 

In Australia, Merlot thrives in a lot of the same clay soil regions where Cabernet is also grown.  Some of the best of those areas are grown in Margaret River and Coonawarra. 

If you are looking for a solid Aussie Merlot, you can’t go wrong with: Hollick ‘Neilson’s Block’ Merlot 2008, Coonawarra, or Pepper Tree Merlot 2014, Wrattonbully 

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Go with the Fan Favorite, Pinot Noir

You’ll be surprised and happy to know that not only are there a ton of various Pinots out there in the land down under, but they come in quite the variety from floral and refined, to complex with a hint of spice.  

It is a cooler climate grape so you’ll find some of the best vintners growing the varietal in cooler climates.  For Australian wines, this means looking for growers that source grapes from Victoria – or more specifically Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, and Tasmania.   Those will be a sure-fire bet to an awesome bottle of Australian Pinot Noir.  

Some solid recommendations are the; Sinapius Clariet 2016 Tasmania, Ocean 8 Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2016, and Mac Forbes Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2017 (from most to least expensive) 

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Dine with some Stunning Cabernet Sauvignon

Cab is also a varietal that thrives in Austria and its climate.  Of course like any wine, where it grows will reflect in its taste and body.  Warmer areas of Australia are typically held to produce sweeter Cab’s while cooler areas in Australia are slated to churn out Cabernets that tend to be on the herbal /savory side. 

D’Marge recommends a few various Australian Cabernet Sauvignon brands;  Balnaves ‘The Tally’ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, Wynn’s ‘The Siding’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Coonawarra, and Kirrihill Tullymore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Clare Valley (In order of highest to lowest priced) 

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Sip on Some Spectacular Red Blends

Much like many things in Australia, the rules are out of the window when it comes to blending wine.  This is not the Bordeaux region of France or the Rioja of Spain, its freaking put another glass of wine next to the bar-be Australia!  So their red blends can really shine and be some of the best out there. 

With blends like Cab/merlot, Merlot/Sharaz, and much more the sky really is the limit on Australian red wine blends, finally you can get your two favorite red wines smashed together so you can enjoy them simultaneously instead of having to sip them B2B (That’s back to back for you squares out there).

Some awesome red wine blends worth giving a shot are; Penfolds ‘Bin 389’ Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia, Ruggabellus Efferus Barossa, and Chateau Tanunda ‘Chorus’ Shiraz Grenache Mataro, Barossa Valley 

Honorable Wine Mentions 

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Try the New Popular Cava

Although prosecco still remains popular, cava sparkling wine is slowly catching up. You will be happy to know that it has a similarity to the classy champagne in terms of the production process. However, in terms of flavor notes, prosecco is heavier on the fruit, while cava has this dry and lighter characteristic. More importantly, cava does not bear the same hefty price. In essence, by going with a bottle of cava, you can enjoy your “champagne” with a shoestring budget. If you are commemorating something special with the boys, a bottle of this fizzy cava will help you celebrate in style. After all, Cava is deemed as the new Prosecco, one of the big success stories in the Australia market in recent years.

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Enjoy the Classic Chardonnay

You can never go wrong with a classic bottle of white wine. A bottle of chardonnay is lighter when you compare to its more vibrant and robust red wine brother. Australian chardonnay is known for being consistently well made, often coming with a hint of vanilla and oak flavors. It can also have various fruity notes such as ripe melon, ripe grapefruit, or ripe peach. It is important to note that this grape variety produces sweeter tropical fruit flavors when the grapes are raised in the warmer regions like Murray Darling, Riverland, and Riverina. In contrast, when they come from cooler regions like Adelaide Hills and the Mornington Peninsula, the taste of the chardonnay becomes more subtle with a predominating citrus flavor. A bottle of this will be a great accompaniment for your pasta, sandwiches, chicken dishes, and fish plates.

If you are unsure about which bottle to choose from the many varieties out there on the market, go ahead and test out the latest wine trends on the market. You can also ask the help of a sommelier or a certified wine specialist who will help point you in the right direction.

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Quick Primer on Australian Red Wines
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Australian wines (especially Reds) are a great addition to your repertoire whether it is for a special celebration or simply to unwind after a long day on the job. These days, Aussie Red wines are preferred by many wine connoisseurs and sommeliers around the world because of their impeccable quality, affordable price, and eye-catching label designs.

There are over two million bottles of wine that leave The Land Down Under every single day heading off to their 111 international market destinations. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a quality glass of fine Aussie wine with your gang. Check out these various styles Australian of Red Wine Trends to discover on your next boy’s night out.

 

Australian Red Wine Styles to Try

Image result for Aziza’s shiraz
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest

Stick to the Traditional Red Shiraz

You just can’t do away with a traditional red bottle of wine. The classic Australian Shiraz tops the list of lovely red wines in the market today. This is a good choice for the avid wine drinker because this grape variety reaches its full-bodied glory due to the abundant sunshine in this continent. In general, the warmer the wine region, the chances of producing a rich, full-bodied red wine with excellent flavor is higher. Shiraz wine has never been more refined with the rich grape, and Australia is known for making the darkest and fullest bodied red wines all over the globe. This bottle is best paired with your meat cuts like lamb chops, prime rib, burgers, sausages, and the like. If you are having an outdoor event, a bottle of Shiraz is best shared with your gang.

Some consider this the best Australian Shiraz out there.

Image result for australian rose wine
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Consider the Rosé Revolution (close enough)

While rosé may be a female-fave, there’s something unique about this fine bottle of wine the moment you see its mellow but eye-catching pinkish color. The rosé grape variety of wine is a win for consumers because of their great quality and their reasonable price that will not be too painful for your pockets. Typically, rosé wines deliver a sweet aroma reminiscent of the lovely flower. It captures the essence of strawberries, raspberries, and cream, making it a great touch to your romantic date or even the perfect companion for your laid-back shindigs.

Image result for Hollick ‘Neilson’s Block’ Merlot 2008
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  • Pinterest

An Oldie but a Goody, Merlot

A tough wine for some to get right and found in a lot of blends, Merlot is a tanic beast that not everyone loves, but the people that do really love it.  Australia’s Merlot’s are no different and are typically found in blends, but the ones that are not are simply great. 

In Australia, Merlot thrives in a lot of the same clay soil regions where Cabernet is also grown.  Some of the best of those areas are grown in Margaret River and Coonawarra. 

If you are looking for a solid Aussie Merlot, you can’t go wrong with: Hollick ‘Neilson’s Block’ Merlot 2008, Coonawarra, or Pepper Tree Merlot 2014, Wrattonbully 

Image result for Sinapius Clarinet 2016 Tasmania pinot noir
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest

Go with the Fan Favorite, Pinot Noir

You’ll be surprised and happy to know that not only are there a ton of various Pinots out there in the land down under, but they come in quite the variety from floral and refined, to complex with a hint of spice.  

It is a cooler climate grape so you’ll find some of the best vintners growing the varietal in cooler climates.  For Australian wines, this means looking for growers that source grapes from Victoria – or more specifically Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, and Tasmania.   Those will be a sure-fire bet to an awesome bottle of Australian Pinot Noir.  

Some solid recommendations are the; Sinapius Clariet 2016 Tasmania, Ocean 8 Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2016, and Mac Forbes Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2017 (from most to least expensive) 

Dine with some Stunning Cabernet Sauvignon

Cab is also a varietal that thrives in Austria and its climate.  Of course like any wine, where it grows will reflect in its taste and body.  Warmer areas of Australia are typically held to produce sweeter Cab’s while cooler areas in Australia are slated to churn out Cabernets that tend to be on the herbal /savory side. 

D’Marge recommends a few various Australian Cabernet Sauvignon brands;  Balnaves ‘The Tally’ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, Wynn’s ‘The Siding’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Coonawarra, and Kirrihill Tullymore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Clare Valley (In order of highest to lowest priced) 

Image result for Penfolds ‘Bin 389’ Cabernet Shiraz
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Sip on Some Spectacular Red Blends

Much like many things in Australia, the rules are out of the window when it comes to blending wine.  This is not the Bordeaux region of France or the Rioja of Spain, its freaking put another glass of wine next to the bar-be Australia!  So their red blends can really shine and be some of the best out there. 

With blends like Cab/merlot, Merlot/Sharaz, and much more the sky really is the limit on Australian red wine blends, finally you can get your two favorite red wines smashed together so you can enjoy them simultaneously instead of having to sip them B2B (That’s back to back for you squares out there).

Some awesome red wine blends worth giving a shot are; Penfolds ‘Bin 389’ Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia, Ruggabellus Efferus Barossa, and Chateau Tanunda ‘Chorus’ Shiraz Grenache Mataro, Barossa Valley 

Honorable Wine Mentions 

Image result for cava wine
  • Facebook
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Try the New Popular Cava

Although prosecco still remains popular, cava sparkling wine is slowly catching up. You will be happy to know that it has a similarity to the classy champagne in terms of the production process. However, in terms of flavor notes, prosecco is heavier on the fruit, while cava has this dry and lighter characteristic. More importantly, cava does not bear the same hefty price. In essence, by going with a bottle of cava, you can enjoy your “champagne” with a shoestring budget. If you are commemorating something special with the boys, a bottle of this fizzy cava will help you celebrate in style. After all, Cava is deemed as the new Prosecco, one of the big success stories in the Australia market in recent years.

Image result for australian chardonnay
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest

Enjoy the Classic Chardonnay

You can never go wrong with a classic bottle of white wine. A bottle of chardonnay is lighter when you compare to its more vibrant and robust red wine brother. Australian chardonnay is known for being consistently well made, often coming with a hint of vanilla and oak flavors. It can also have various fruity notes such as ripe melon, ripe grapefruit, or ripe peach. It is important to note that this grape variety produces sweeter tropical fruit flavors when the grapes are raised in the warmer regions like Murray Darling, Riverland, and Riverina. In contrast, when they come from cooler regions like Adelaide Hills and the Mornington Peninsula, the taste of the chardonnay becomes more subtle with a predominating citrus flavor. A bottle of this will be a great accompaniment for your pasta, sandwiches, chicken dishes, and fish plates.

If you are unsure about which bottle to choose from the many varieties out there on the market, go ahead and test out the latest wine trends on the market. You can also ask the help of a sommelier or a certified wine specialist who will help point you in the right direction.

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