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Red Wine (21 - 34)

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Light colour, fragrant strawberry aroma, very dry.
Powerful, deep, full-bodied wines.
Light, grapey, fruity, off-dry wines.
Marechal Foch
Hybrid. Deep-coloured, peppery, plummy, acidic wine.
Deep-coloured, powerful wines with a spicy blackberry taste.
The noble grape of Piedmont producing long-lasting wines that take time to soften. Brick red, truffles and violets on the nose with an austere dry finish.
Petite Sirah
Californian name for the French Duriff. Full-bodied, deep-coloured wines with peppery flavour.
Pinot Meunier
Secondary grape of Champagne. Fruity, acidic, low alcohol.
Pinot Noir Cinsault crossing. Robust, powerful red, inky nose. Fast maturing, ageing potential.
Massive black wines of high alcohol and intense fruit. Thought to be progenitor of the Californian Zinfandel.
Ruby Cabernet
A Carignan-Cabernet Sauvignon crossing. Deep-coloured, fruity wines but lacking the finesse and breeding of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pinot Noir-like character. Pale ruby colour, coconut and sandalwood bouquet. Dry strawberry flavour. Ages elegantly.
Touriga Nacional
The best port grape. Intense dark wine with high tannin and a lovely berry nose. Other port grapes include Mourisco, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarella, Tinta Cao and Touriga Francesa.
Black wines of high acidity and tannin that age well.