Smooth & Medium Reds
This elegant style is usually associated with wines growing in regions where their balance of fruit, acidity and tannin allows them to be known as quintessential food wines. These wines are typically characterized by red and dark berries, jammy fruit, herbs and some even have rustic, earthy tones. The oak element in the wine-making never dominates, rather it strives to complement the fruit. Acidity levels range from medium to high, contributing to their food affinity. Try these wines with pizza, tomato based pasta dishes plus poultry, pork and game meat.
Key aromas and flavours: cherries, raspberries, herbal, earth
Examples of wines: Valpolicella, Chianti, Cabernet Franc; Rioja, Cotes du Rhone