Australian Red Wine


Aglianico

Australian Aglianico wine regional and flavour profile Aglianico tastes and aromas Flavours of prunes, blackberries, herbs, chocolate and coffee, with notes of tar, smoke and iron Aglianico mouthfeel High tannins, firm structure, full bodied and high acidity. Aglianico cellaring potential Young Aglianico wines have a tendency to be harsh and bold, […]


Albarino

Australian Albarino wine regional and flavour profile Albarino tastes and aromas Ripe peach, apricot, lemon zest, nectarine and floral like flavours Albarino mouthfeel Light bodied, generally dry, high citrus acidity. Facts about Albarino Albarino makes a delicate but scented wine, similar to Riesling, but with a richer aroma and fuller palate. In it’s […]


Aleatico

Australian Aleatico wine regional and flavour profile Aleatico tastes and aromas Rose and lychee with blueberry and raspberry flavours Aleatico mouthfeel Sweet, high in alcohol and well balanced Facts about Aleatico Aleatico is a highly perfumed red grape variety with some similarity to Muscat, primarily produced in Lazio and Puglia regions of Italy. […]


Alicante Bouschet

Australian Alicante Bouschet wine regional and flavour profile Alicante Bouschet tastes and aromas Flavours and aromas of blackberry, cranberry, sweet dark berry with rich dark leathery scents and hints of maple syrup. Alicante Bouschet mouthfeel Dark, full-bodied wine, with heavy, course tannins and dry mouthfeel. Not for the faint of heart. […]


Baco Noir

Australian Baco Noir wine regional and flavour profile Baco Noir tastes and aromas Shows rich fruit tones, typified by blueberry and plum, and can display caramel overtones Baco Noir mouthfeel Light to medium body, good acidity, similar mouthfeel to Pinot Noir Drink Baco Noir now or later Well made, complex Baco Noir can […]


Barbera

Australian Barbera wine regional and flavour profile Barbera tastes and aromas Red fruits such as raspberry, cherry and cranberry, with black fruits like blackberry and plums. Barbera has hints of leather and meatiness. Barbera mouthfeel Medium to full body, soft tannins, moderate acidity, with a soft and round mouthfeel Drink Barbera now or […]


Bastardo

Australian Bastardo wine regional and flavour profile   Bastardo tastes and aromas Flavours redolent of dark red berries and other forest fruits Bastardo mouthfeel High sugar levels when ripe, with firm tannins and high alcohol Facts about Bastardo It is grown in small amounts in many parts of Western Europe; most famously […]


Cabernet Franc

Australian Cabernet Franc wine regional and flavour profile Cabernet Franc tastes and aromas Berry flavours of raspberry, strawberry and plum, combined with herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice Cabernet Franc mouthfeel Medium bodied, lower tannin levels, soft mouthfeel Facts about Cabernet Franc DNA analysis indicates Cabernet Franc is one of two parents of […]


Cabernet Sauvignon

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wine regional and flavour profile Cabernet Sauvignon tastes and aromas Flavours and aromas of blackberries, plums, black currants, capsicum, mint, eucalyptus, red currant and cassis Cabernet Sauvignon mouthfeel Full bodied, high tannin, dry finish Cellaring potential of Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular wines to […]


Carmenere

Australian Carmenere wine regional and flavour profile Carmenere taste and aromas Cherry, raspberry, plum, and herbaceous notes with characteristics of smoke, spice and earthy notes, reminiscent of dark chocolate, tobacco, and leather. Carmenere mouthfeel Firm, medium bodied red wine with soft, round tannins and good acidity. Cellaring potential of Carmenere The wine is best […]


Carnelian

Australian Carnelian wine regional and flavour profile Carnelian taste and aromas Intense chocolate and dark berry fruit flavours Carnelian mouthfeel Well balanced, full bodied, firm tannins Facts about Carnelian Carnelian is a new grape variety created by American vine researcher Professor Harold Olmo in the seventies, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and […]


Chambourcin

Australian Chambourcin wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODY Tastes and aromas Mulberry, cherry and spicy plum with slight chocolate overtones and gamey flavours Mouthfeel Chambourcin is a medium bodied, soft and well balanced red wine with high acidity and a short finish. Fun Facts Chambourcin is a French-American interspecific hybrid grape, created […]


Corvina

Australian Corvina wine regional and flavour profile   RED | LIGHT BODY | MEDIUM BODY Corvina tastes and aromas Smokey, red cherry, raspberries, floral scents of geranium, spices, hints of prune and fig. The finish is sometimes marked with sour cherry notes. Corvina mouthfeel Light to medium bodied, with low tannins and high acidity Facts […]


Dolcetto

Australian Dolcetto wine regional and flavour profile   RED | LIGHT BODY  Dolcetto taste and aromas Intensely fruity with flavours of almonds, plums, blackberries, prunes, along with freshly cracked black pepper, liquorice, red cherry and bubble-gum on the nose. Dolcetto mouthfeel Although the name implies sweetness, Dolcetto wines are usually dry, with low acidity and […]


Gamay

Australian Gamay wine regional and flavour profile   RED | LIGHT BODY Gamay taste and aromas Flavours of crushed strawberries and raspberries, black cherries, as well as deep floral notes of lilac and violets. Other flavours associated with Gamay from France include cherries, banana, coconut, vanilla, rose and violet, and sometimes tar […]


Grenache

RED | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Grenache taste and aromas Jammy flavours of raspberry, strawberries and cherries, with added nuances of fresh herbs, spice, peppers with gamey and earthy notes. Grenache mouthfeel Soft tannins, medium body, high alcohol Grenache cellaring potential When grown in harsh conditions or from old vines, Grenache can […]


Lagrein

Australian Lagrein wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODY Lagrein taste and aromas Sour plums with a touch of grass and bitter cherries some dark chocolate, with spicy, tobacco, black plums, grassy, herbaceous and earthy notes Lagrein mouthfeel High tannins, high acidity at ripeness, medium bodied Facts about Lagrein Lagrein is […]


Lemberger

Australian Lemberger wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Lemberger taste and aromas Blackberries, sweet or sour cherries, plums, currants, gooseberries, elderberries, bananas and chocolate, as well as vegetal aromas, such as green beans or green bell peppers. Lemberger mouthfeel High tannins, high acidity, long finish, […]


Malbec

Australian Malbec wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Malbec taste and aromas Ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry, which give the wine a jammy mouthfeel. Malbec can also display smoke, earth, leather, wild game, tobacco and white/black pepper along with […]


Mataro

Australian Mataro wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODY Mataro taste and aromas Wild game and/or earthy notes, with soft red fruit flavours, blueberry, plums, currants and cherries, with spicy notes such as gingerbread and Chinese five-spice, alongside subtle savoury characteristics. Mataro mouthfeel Mataro tends to produce tannic wines […]


Merlot

Australian Merlot wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODY Merlot tastes and aromas Flavours and aromas of plums, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, currant, mint, tobacco, with with cocoa, black pepper and tea-leaf tones Merlot mouthfeel Velvety, low tannins, medium bodied, high alcohol Cellaring potential of Merlot Many commercial merlots are designed […]


Nebbiolo

Australian Nebbiolo wine regional and flavour profile   RED WINE | FULL BODIED Nebbiolo tastes and aromas Flavours of cherries and plums, cedar, spices and hints of mushrooms and rotting undergrowth, with spicy, chocolate, leathery and earthy undertones Nebbiolo mouthfeel Rich, heavy tannins, full bodied Nebbiolo Cellaring potential Because of Nebbiolo wines heavy […]


Nero d’Avola

Australian Nero d’Avola wine regional and flavour profile RED WINE | MEDIUM BODY | FULL BODY Nero d’Avola tastes and aromas Savoury characters, coupled with chocolate, cherry and strawberry flavours with fresh berry aromas and spice, as well as the trade mark Nero d’Avola dried herb notes Nero d’Avola mouthfeel Firm, smooth tannins, […]


Petit Sirah (aka Durif)

Australian Durif wine regional and flavour profile   RED | FULL BODY Durif taste and aromas Durif is characterised as having earthy, peppery aromas, with ripe berry fruit and plummy flavours. In the presence of new oak barrels, the wine can develop melted chocolate flavours. Durif mMouthfeel High tannins, rich, full-bodied, relatively acidic. […]


Petit Verdot

Australian Petit Verdot wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODIED | FULL BODIED Petit Verdot tastes and aromas Flavours of lavender, rosewater, musk, violets, fruity banana esters, fennel seed/star anise and white blossoms, alongside sweet ripe red and black berry notes Petit Verdot mouthfeel Medium to full bodied, firm […]


Pinot Meunier

Australian Pinot Meunier wine regional and flavour profile   RED| LIGHT BODIED Pinot Meunier tastes and aromas Flavours of slightly jammy, smooth berry flavours, strawberries, and raspberries. Aromas of cranberry and cherry, a natural smokiness with hints of vanilla Pinot Meunier mouthfeel Low tannins, and generally crisp, bright, and highly acidic Pinot Meunier […]


Pinot Noir

Australian Pinot Noir wine regional and flavour profile   RED | LIGHT BODY | MEDIUM BODY Pinot Noir tastes and aromas Flavours and aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, leather, cedar and spice Pinot Noir mouthfeel Light to medium bodied, high acidity, subtle in flavour, and delicate in texture, light tannins. Pinot […]


Rosé

Australian Rosé wine regional and flavour profile   Rosé tastes and aromas The flavours of rosé wines tends to be more subtle versions of their red wine varietal counterparts. The fruit expectations lean towards strawberry, cherry, and raspberry with some citrus and watermelon presenting on a regular basis Rosé mouthfeel Rosés can […]


Sagrantino

Australian Sagrantino wine regional and flavour profile   RED | FULL BODIED Sagrantino tastes and aromas Flavours of juicy, bright cherry and plum fruits with mocha, coffee-like secondary layers, and fruity, spicy aromas Sagrantino mouthfeel Highly tannic, full-bodied, high acidity and 16% alcohol Cellaring potential of Sagrantino Sagrantino’s high tannins and affinity for oak […]


Sangiovese

Australian Sangiovese wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODIED | FULL BODIED Sangiovese tastes and aromas Flavours of tart cherry, plum and strawberry, along with hints of vanilla and cinnamon Sangiovese mouthfeel Medium – Full bodied, medium acidity Sangiovese cellaring potential Sangiovese based wines age well, but the lighter […]


Shiraz

RED | FULL BODY Shiraz tastes and aromas Flavours and aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cherry, chocolate, espresso, black pepper, olives, herbs, earthy leather, tobacco Shiraz mouthfeel Full bodied wine, firm tannins, dry, heavy oak Shiraz cellaring potential Australian Shiraz has a strong, overt fruit flavour which you most often find in young […]


Tannat

Australian Tannat wine regional and flavour profile   RED | FULL BODIED Tastes and aromas Flavours of blackberry and raspberry, with spicy notes. Mouthfeel Firm tannins, high alcohol, full bodied Drink now or later Tannat wines can be aged for a number of years, this will help soften the strong tannins […]


Tempranillo

Australian Tempranillo wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM BODIED Tastes and aromas Flavours of cherry, raspberry, mulberry and dried herbs, with aromas of leather and blackberries Mouthfeel Low acidity and tannins, medium bodied, rarely high in alcohol Drink now or later Tempranillo can either be consumed  young or […]


Teroldego

Australian Teroldego wine regional and flavour profile   RED | MEDIUM | FULL BODIED   Tastes and aromas Flavours of blackberry, figs, chocolate and spicy notes, alongside a sweet oaky flavour Mouthfeel High acidity, structured tannin, medium–full bodied Drink now or later? While it is usually drunk within three years of […]


Zinfandel

Australian Zinfandel wine regional and flavour profile   RED | FULL BODIED Tastes and aromas Flavours of raspberry, spice, pepper, chocolate, cranberry, black berry and cherry, with hints of bay leaves, sweet thyme, basil and spice. Mouthfeel Full bodied, firm tannins, high alcohol (usually at least 14%) Drink Now or Later? […]