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Learn the Different Types of Red Wine

2The Most Popular Kind of Wine         

Cabernet and Merlot are  among the main varietals of red in our Toronto and Mississauga winemaking shops. They are two of one of the most popular  types of wine in North America. Right here is the complete list of major varietals of red wine:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Among the very best selling varietals of cabernet in the United States. Cabs are normally large, complete bodied and tannic.
  • Merlot – These medium-bodied wines are less tannic than Cabernets.
  • Pinot Noir – This wine is growing quite quickly in popularity and is right on the heels of Cabernet and Red wine. Pinots are commonly medium to light bodied with a soft tannic framework.
  • Syrah (Shiraz) – Syrahs have terrific ahead fruit flavors with a hint of pepper as well as seasoning.
  • Zinfandel – Zins run the gamut in flavor qualities and also variety from big and hearty to light and delicate.


Various other Types of Cabernet

Not one of the most preferred of all the red wines offered, yet equally scrumptious.


  • Italian Reds
    • Sangiovese – This red wine is a lot more on the natural side in flavor features with medium tannins and also high acidity.
    • Chianti – Probably one of the most renowned of the Italian bottle of wines. Chianti is really a wine region and not a grape. The wine is made from a blend of grapes including: Sangiovese, Caniolo, Trebbiano as well as Malvasia.
    • Barolo – These are the biggest and also boldest of Italian reds. Tannin degrees are high and also a little tough for youthful Barolos however soften with age.
    • Amarone – One more big-bodied wine out of Italy, Amrone is generally dry with a low acid web content.
    • Barbera – A light to tool bodied red that is a bit fruitier in flavor characteristics compared to other Italian offerings.
    • Lambrusco – Light bodied as well as fizzy, Lambrusco is a wonderful tasting Italian red.
    • Montepulciano – Medium bodied with dark red fruit tastes with somewhat vegetal overtones.
    • Valpolicella – Dry cabernet with reduced tannins, Valpolicellas are occasionally described as lean, indicating they are slightly lacking in fruit flavor features.


  • French Reds
    • Bordeaux – Red Bordeauxs coming out of among the best-known a bottle of wine areas around the world are rich and complex. Seek Bordeaux classified with the particular regions of: Pomerol, Saint-Emillion, Medoc, Graves and Sauternes. Sauternes though is understood for its white wines.
    • Burgundy – French red Burgundies are complex and also have tastes of ripe dark berries.
    • Beaujolais – Ahead fruity tastes and also medium to light bodied.


  • Spanish Reds
    • Rioja – These are average bodied red wines with tips of vanilla.
    • Garnacha (Grenache) – A really pleasant red wine packed with bright, onward fruit with reduced tannins.

Concerning the Listing

The wines detailed above are only the most typical red wines specific per country or the bottle of wines in which the country is renowned for creating. All of the countries provided above, consist of ones not noted, like the United States as well as Australia, produce each one of one of the most prominent types of cabernet such as:

  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Syrah
  • Petite Syrah
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Pinot Noir

The golden state, for instance, is well known for its Cabernet, but not globe renowned, as France is for its Bordeaux or Italy is for its Barolo. Australia is the only nation that makes Shiraz and also while it does have slightly various flavor qualities than Syrah, it is arguably the very same wine.