A selection of red wines from around the world
All Red Case
2 bottles each of:
CRISTIA GRENACHE, Rhône. France
Medium to full bodied with classic aromas of perfumed raspberry fruit, black pepper and dark chocolate. From a grower/producer at the top of their powers.
TERRA FIRMA NERO D’AVOLA, Sicily, Italy
Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Made from Sicily’s finest red grape – Nero d’Avola. Production overseen by Master of Wine, Michael Palij. Medium to full bodied, with juicy dark fruit and spice. Great structure.
Excellent with beef-based dishes from Spag Bol to Beef Stew.
RIOJA VEGA CRIANZA, Rioja, Spain
Grapes: Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Garnacha
This smooth, soft, richly-fruited red, has spice and vanilla from 12 months in American oak, followed by at least a further six months in the bottle. The result is a complex wine, rich in aromas and flavours.
DEAKIN ESTATE SHIRAZ, Victoria, Australia
Rich, smooth and juicy with ripe red berries, plum, hints of vanilla and spice.
Drink with: Barbecued meats, pasta, beef stir fry.
CASAS DEL BOSQUE CARMENERE, Valle de Rapel, Chile
Intensely violet in colour, on the nose this wine exhibits rich notes of black cherry, blueberry and fresh rosmary with just a hint of black pepper. In the mouth an initial attack of red plum, sweet tobacco and cinnamon gives way to just a touch of earthiness and ripe bell pepper. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity combine to give good balance and length.
TOR DEL COLLE MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO RISERVA, Abruzzo, Italy
Big, oaky and rich with cherries, blackberries and liquorice notes with hints of vanilla.