Red wine comes in a wide range of varietals, each with its own distinct flavours and characteristics. Some of the most well-known red wine varietals include shiraz (syrah), characterised by its deep colour and bold flavours and cabernet sauvignon, a wine that is celebrated for its full-bodied nature and complex flavours. Lighter reds include merlot, which offers a softer and more approachable profile, and pinot noir with its delicate and elegant structure.
Foods to pair with red wine
Due to its diverse flavours and tannins, red wine pairs exceptionally well with a variety of foods. In particular, red meat such as steak,lamb,and beef as the bold flavours in red wine complement the richness of meat. Aged cheeses like parmesan, cheddar, and gouda are also a great match. Red wine's fruitiness also harmonises beautifully with the bittersweet notes of dark chocolate.
Best reds at Qantas Wine
Qantas Wine offers a diverse range of red wines with flavours and varietals to suit any wine enthusiast. Standouts include Yarra Yering, Heirloom Vineyards, Angrove Family Winemakers, d’Arenburg and Penfolds.Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with delicious food, red wine continues to be the choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a rich and complex drinking experience.