As a follow-up to our ideas on how to ward off the cooler evenings and get in the autumnal mood, we would like to give you a list of great red wines which will perfectly pair with any autumn day!
1. Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is both a red wine grape and the name of the wine varietal that is made from the grape. It is one of the best-selling varietals of red wine in the United States. Cabs are generally big, full-bodied, and tannic, and the wines made from them can age for years. You'll find Cabernet Sauvignon in both single-varietal wines and wine blends including French Bordeaux blends, American Meritage blends, and Italian super Tuscan blends. You may also find Cabernet Sauvignon blended in lesser amounts into wines such as Chianti and Priorat.
Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot is both the name for the red wine grape as well as the single-varietal wines made from the grape. These medium-bodied wines are less tannic than Cabernet Sauvignon and are often blended with other grapes to bring softness and complexity to a finished red wine. Well-known wine blends that may contain Merlot include Meritage, Bordeaux, super Tuscans, and Priorat, among others.
3. Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir as a red wine grape and varietal rose to prominence in Burgundy wines from France, and it's also grown and produced in the United States. Oregon's Willamette Valley is adept at producing stunning and powerful Pinot Noir wines and Nappa Valley produces world-class Pinot Noir wines. Interestingly, Pinot Noir is also one of the grapes found in Champagne and champagne sparkling wines as well. Pinots are typically medium to light bodied with a soft tannic structure.
4. Syrah (Shiraz)
Jammy, fruity, and spicy, Syrah is a grape that can take on different characteristics depending on the terroir and growing conditions. It's a full-bodied single varietal wine, and it's also found in many blends from around the world. Chile, Australia, California, Washington State, and the Rhône region in France all produce single varietal and blended wines containing Syrah. For instance, popular Syrah blends include Côtes du Rhône, Hermitage, and Côte-Rôtie wines from France, as well as GSM (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre) blend wines from Australia and the United States. You may also find it blended into Italian super Tuscan wines.
Malbec is growing in popularity as a wine varietal, particularly in South American wines from Argentina. Malbec is a medium-tannin wine with flavors of cherries and cocoa. It's also grown in France's Bordeaux region and found in Bordeaux wines from the Right Bank as well as in France's Loire Valley.
And don't forget that you can order your favorite red wine type from a wide selection of our grocery retailers on Grocemania website! It will be delivered straight to your doors for only £2.50 in just 10-15 minutes! Don't wait and order now to make your evening a little bit more special!