red wine

Australia is a country which produces many different wine varieties. These wines are known throughout the world and each type of wine has its own unique taste and style. As for red wines, Australia easily rivals many other popular wine producing countries in the red wine category. There are a few red wines which Australia is known for and others which other countries produce quite often as well.

Ideal temperature for red wine

  • Light red wines (Chianti, Beaujolais, young pinot noir): 60-65 degrees
  • Heavy red wines: 63-68 degrees

How long does an open bottle of red wine last?

An open bottle of red wine should last about 3–5 days in a cool dark place with a cork The more tannin and acidity the red wine has, the longer it tends to last after opening. A light red with very little tannin, such as Pinot Noir, won’t last open as long as a rich red like Petite Sirah.

Shiraz is one of the more popular red wines of Australia. This type of wine was one of the first red wines ever produced in Australia and due to its worldwide popularity continues to be produced in most of the vineyards around Australia. Depending on the age of the wine, Shiraz will take on various flavors such as essences of spice and fruit. This dark red wine is one which goes nicely with a wide array of dishes such as beef, barbecue, lamb and pork items. The bold taste of Shiraz is one which is favored greatly by many red wine lovers and is a great accompaniment to one’s meal.

Pinot Noir

Another wonderful red wine which is produced in Australia is Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir has a full body despite the lighter red color of the wine. It has tantalizing yet modest fruit tastes to it and consists of soft tannins. One of the beautiful aspects of Pinot Noir is that the finish is quite long and the taste lingers in one’s mouth after taking a sip. This is a good thing as the aftertaste is a nice one and not strong or displeasing in nature. When interested in pairing Pinot Noir with a meal, the best food items to pair this type of wine with include ham, duck, fish and a variety of cheeses.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is an additional type of red wine which has seen much popularity throughout Australian vineyards. This wine is produced quite frequently in Australia as it is widely favored by the general public and is a type of wine that goes perfectly with a wide array of entrees and other food items. Cabernet Sauvignon appears to be dark purple to deep red in color and has a bold yet smooth taste. Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine which will vary with regard to dryness factors depending on the vineyard which produces it and the age of the wine. Those who wish to serve Cabernet Sauvignon with a meal can choose a number of entrees to pair alongside of it such as beef, veal or pasta.

These are just three of the multitude of red wines which are produced throughout Australia. One who enjoys red wine will surely appreciate the different red wines which come from the wine regions of Australia.