20 Red Wines You Should Know
Wine is an alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of the juices of freshly gathered grapes. The history of wines spans thousands of years. It is dated back to 6,000 – 8,000 BC. The quality of wines totally depends on the quality of the grapes used. Red wines are made from grape types like Merlot, Syrah, and Carignan etc. Major red wine producing regions are France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and others. So let’s take a look at a list of the 20 red wines you should know about.
1. Aldi Toro Loco Tempranillo, Utiel-Requena, Spain 2011
It’s a south eastern Spanish red wine. It is sweet cherry berry characterized wine. It is very good to welcome an unexpected guest. It is good on the tongue and is a decent buy.
2. Asda Extra Special Dão, Portugal 2010
It is a great wine that goes well with roasted meat. It is a wine from Central Portugal with lovely fragrance to its dark cherry and plum fruits. This particular wine has fresh acidity and a tannic bite.
3. Viñalba Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2010
It is another consistent wine from Argentina. It has come in juicy and unoaked incarnation. It is a smooth wine with flavors of dark plum fruit and a little dark chocolate.
4. Domaine Les Yeuses ‘Les Epices’ Syrah, PGI Pays d’Oc, France 2010
This particular wine comes from the Southern region of France. This wine made from the liquorice scented Syrah. This wine is full of local characters and is also available at an impressive price.
5. Domaine de Briançon Chinon, Loire Valley, France 2010
This wine comes from the Loire Valley, a major wine producing region of France. This wine is a great companion from Christmas celebrations. A little chilling will help in enhancing the flavors of those crunchy hedge grown fruits.
6. Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley, Australia 2011
It is a fine wine from Australia with fairly heady 14.5% of alcohol. It has a very supple and spicy taste. It doesn’t contain any cumbersome characteristics which makes it hard or heavy.
7. Kumeu River Village Pinot Noir, Auckland, New Zealand 2010
It is an elegant wine from New Zealand wine producers. It is tender, spicy, aromatic, silky and light red in nature and all this at a considerable price.
8. Noster Nobilis la Perla del Priorat, Spain 2007
This perfect wine is made by blending number of ingredients like Grenache, carignan, cabernet sauvignon and dried and fresh plums. This wine is produced in Spain.
9. Willunga 100 The Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 2010
It is a fine wine from Australia and is made of fresh blackberry fruits. Every bottle is locked with abundant blackcurrant flavor. This wine is a bit high in price but totally worth the cost.
10. Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittorio, IGT Sicilia, Italy 2010
It is another smooth wine coming from Spain. It is a fruity and elegant wine. It is produced by blending two local wines Nero d’Avola and Frappato. It is has a real light touch and soft in nature.
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