Red Wine Spectrum

21 June 2018

Red Wine Spectrum

From a fruity Pinot Noir to a bold Cab Sauv, there's a spectrum of red wines to keep your tastebuds happy!

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  • Wines with red fruit flavours tend to be lighter while wines with black fruit flavours tend to be fuller-bodied. Red fruit flavours include cranberries, red or cherries, strawberries, raspberries and jam. While black fruit flavours include black currants, plums, blueberries and blackberries.
  • Lighter reds tend to grow in regions with a cooler climate, while more full-bodied tend to be from warmer climates. NZ is classified as a cool climate region but we had a mint as warm summer didn't we? Yes we do get just as hot as warm climate regions but the quick drop in temperature drops can slow down the ripening of the grapes therefore creating more acidity.
  • A high tannin and alcohol level indicates boldness, it has more bitterness and astringency while lighter wines have less tannin, lower alcohol and higher acidity.

 

Check out our broad selection of wines catering to all taste buds!
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