Varietel Wine Characteristics
The King of Grapes. It may taste like currant, plum, black cherry and spice. It can also be marked by herb, olive, mint or tobacco. Superb with steak and roasts.
South Australia’s favourite. Typically big, bold and spicy with jammy fruit and aromas of black pepper, leather and black fruit. It’s terrific with grilled meats.
Usually blended with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Recommended with cheese, pasta dishes and beef.
The second most widely planted grape in the world.
Grenache has been made into a single varietal or used in ‘GSM’ blends with Shiraz and Mourvedre. A bit softer and great to drink by itself.
Is a soft, supple wine with nice fruit flavours of plums and blackberries and occasionally mint, chocolate
and eucalyptus flavours and aromas. Merlot is
recommended with meat dishes like beef and lamb.
The dark horse of wine. Difficult to make but if it’s good it’s great. Pinot Noir is a versatile food wine, great with poultry, salmon, meat and vegetable dishes.
Is the primary grape used in northern Italy in the region of Tuscany to make Chianti. The grape produces wines that are spicy, with good acid levels, smooth texture and medium body. These wines match well with grilled seafood and tomato based dishes
An easy drinking style of wine that matches very well with a range of foods. This wine matches well to Tapas, roast lamb, sheep milk cheeses, roast stuffed peppers and vegetable casseroles.
Not bad on a Sunday afternoon with friends.
Any wine that pleases your palate is the wine to drink :)