Organic Red Wines
Red wines can range from delicate Beaujolais and Pinot Noirs to powerhouse Malbecs and Amarones. All have a place in our wine list, and on the dinner table. Go ahead; indulge yourself with a glass of red wine over dinner or open a bottle of vintage red wine for that special milestone. There is no need to feel guilty; red wine, after all, is an excellent source of the antioxidant polyphenol, which has been proven to be healthy for the heart and may also help prevent memory loss associated with old age.
While the earliest accounts are a bit sketchy, historians believe the first production of red wine utilising the fermentation process occurred as far back as 6,000 BC in the Caucasus region that makes up modern day Georgia.
Today, red wine is enjoyed in every corner of the globe and has become a mainstay for casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike. Red wine comes in multiple varieties, so there is no need for your palate to get acquainted with only one type of taste and texture. For starters, if you enjoy the flavour of wild black fruit with a hint of black pepper spice, then you can’t go wrong with Syrah wine. Many drinkers are in agreement that this is one of the best red wines to enjoy with red meat. This variety is also renowned as a full-bodied wine with smooth tannins that lingers in the palate for some time.
Many casual drinkers find that Merlot is a good choice. It’s a bit sweeter with a fruitier texture, thus making it suitable for those who may not appreciate the rougher taste of tannic wines that are often beloved by seasoned drinkers.
Of course, whatever type of wine you prefer, you should always opt for organic red wine for the highest purity. These wines are made from grapes grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilisers – great for you and the environment. Organic wine also has a lower maximum level of sulphites.
Contrary to popular belief, the best red wines come not only from the vineyards of France. They are found all over the world from the foothills of the Argentinian Andes to the steep hillside vineyards of Portugal. We even have top red wines from unlikely places such as Bulgaria and China.
Whatever your taste preference, red wine is a time-honoured drink that can be consumed on its own or as a companion with delicious and varied cuisine.
Soft, juicy Cabernet from the beautiful Cape winelands.
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