Red Six Week International Wines
Argentine Malbec 3 - 3 - 0
The Argentine Malbechas found uniquely favourable growing conditions inArgentina and has no doubt created one of the most successful and delicious Malbecwines in the world. A combination of desert climate, cold nights, and irrigation of eternal snows from the Andes, creates an especially healthy environment for these vines. An intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aromas give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbeccarries a velvety texture with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidity allow this wine to be enjoyed while young.
Australian Bush Vine Grenache 4 - 4 – 0
Bush Vine Grenache is harvested from vines that have earned their place in history by being old enough to be able to achieve complex profiles from the terroir from years of sustained growth. Flam buoyantly aggressive, this full-bodied wine is based on a strong structure of powerful fruit, heavy toasted oak and loads of earthy/spicy needs. Deep garnet in colour, this wine is fermented on toasted Hungarian oak staves and Winery Grape Skins to bring out the rich flavours of prunes, fine black pepper and chewy tannins. The finish is abound with smoky undertones and is expressively persistent.
Australian Cabernet Sauvignon 4 -3 - 0
The bold, individualistic style of Australia’s winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the ‘king of red grapes’, captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.
Australian Cabernet/Shiraz 5 - 5 - 0
The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark – a luxurious treat.
Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 5 - 5 - 0
Spicy flavour from Cabernet, sweet berry fruit of Shiraz and softening effects of Merlot result in a heraty, tightly structured and well balanced wine. Aromas of leather and black pepper give way to intense jammy flavours of blackberries and ends with an elegant long finish.
Australian Shiraz 4 - 5 - 0
The grape that was made for Down Under - its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!
Australian Shiraz Viognier 4 - 4 – 0
Co-fermentation of Shiraz with Viognier is a traditional winemaking technique. The addition of Viognier gives a perfumed dimension and embraces the aggressive and complex characteristics of the Shiraz. The resulting blend is a full-bodied, deep garnet red wine with a complex nose of violets, spices and rich American oak. Integrated flavours of berries, chocolates and spices are framed by tight knit, chewy tannins, creating a long and dramatic palate.
Beau Soleil 1 - 2 - 0
Our interpretation of a French classic. Deep crimson colour and a suggestion of cherry in the aroma. Nicely rounded and very soft with aging.
California Old Vine Zinfandel 4 - 3 - 0
This complex wine shows a deep ruby red colour with firm tannin structure. Luscious black cherry, tobacco and leather aromas burst into flavours of cherry and raspberry, followed with spicy black pepper.
California Pinot Noir 3 - 3 - 0
Recognized as a premier grape growing region, California is known for intensely flavourful Pinot Noirs. Medium to full-bodied, this wine presents a bouquet of rich tobacco, ripe blackberries and spices. The palate is treated to a heady experience of dark cherries, a hint of oak and velvety tannins.
California Trinity Red 4 - 3 – 0
An ideal blending of three of California 's most popular grape varieties - Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, com ing together to make a perfectly balanced, well- structured dry red wine. Notes of black cherry and coffee complement the smokey, herbal flavours, and hints of vanilla that round out this medium bodied wine , making it highly enjoyable for any occasion. Serve with a roast dinner or barbecued steak.
Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon 4 - 1 - 0
Our Chilean version of this classic boasts black pepper and berry bouquets. Notably flavorful, with tannins that develop with age. Pairs with beef, turkey, lamb and stews.
Chilean Malbec 4 - 4 – 0
Sleek and focussed with layers of juicy fruit and earthy flavours, this full-bodied wine sets the stage for a dramatic experience. Seductively deep red in colour, aromas of crushed blackberries and vanilla follow through to a densely packed palate richly blessed with streaks of chocolate interwoven with abundant oak tones. Fermented on Heavy toasted Hungarian oak shavings, the finish is dramatic and long.
Chilean Merlot 3 - 2 - 0
Powerful fruit and spice flavor, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves ageing, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.
European Reserve Meritage Rouge 3 - 4 - 0
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and a touch of Syrah. The abundant flavours are harmonized with French oak. Well balanced with good tannins. Lots of berry and plum notes and herbaceous aroma. Age up to a year.
French Cabernet Sauvignon 3 - 3 - 0
The world’s most renowned red wine, from the world’s most renowned wine country. Deep ruby red colour, with characteristic fruit intensity balanced by strong tannins which, with the addition of premium French oak, results in a wine of rich complexity, fully realized with age.
French Merlot 3 - 3 - 0
Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavours, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply coloured, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.
Italian Amarone 5 - 5 - 0
This is an assertively full-bodied wine with a delectable nose of black cherries, dark chocolate and oak. It offers opulent dark fruit flavours cradled by firm tannins culminating in an almost endless finish.
Italian Barolo 2 - 2 - 0
This bull-bodied dry wine has intense flavours of violet, cherries and cocoa. Under tones of toasted oak dominate the long finish along with dark fruit and firm acidity.
Italian Brunello 5 - 4 - 0
Big hearted and assertive, this deep ruby red wine is blessed with expressive aromas of tobacco, ripe plums and black cherries. The palate offers explosive notes of blackberries, prunes and vanilla. A wine sure to mature brilliantly!
Italian Chianti Riserva 3 - 4 - 0
A rich, robust and complex wine with spicy black and red cherry aroma with notes of chocolate. A fine young wine but time lends grace and subtlety to this masterpiece.
Italian Montepulciano 5 - 3 - 0
Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capableof creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta – an Italian gem you won’t want to miss.
Italian Sangiovese 5 - 3 - 0
Italian Sangiovese (san-joe-VAY-zee) has a bright red cherry character, overlaying strawberry notes, with hints of violets and white pepper. It's medium body and long, wonderfully smooth, tannic finish is livened by a zing of acidity and toasty oak.
Italian Valpolicella Ripassa 4 - 4 – 0
Italian winemakers have been using dried grapes to enhance their wine for centuries. The Valpolicella varietal is one of the most famous wines enhanced with fermentation on dried skins. You will discover that fermentation with the proprietary GenuWine Winery Grape Skins brings out the wine's firm tannins, supported by dark fruit tones any smokey undertones. The result is an Italian classic with all the makings of a powerful full bodied red wine. The aroma in the glass is reminiscent of farm fresh cherries backed by streaks of dark chocolate and toasted oak, which ages well into a wine of award winning potential. Compliments rich foods such as char grilled pepper steak, well aged cheeses and slow braised baby back ribs.
New Zealand Pinot Noir 3 - 3 - 0
This Pinot Noir has elevated aromas of plump red cherries, bitter chocolate and spice which define teh intense varietal character of this full-bodied wine. Ruby red in colour, the palate is rich and oaky supported by flavours of blackberries and herbs layered over silky, integrated tannins, finishing with great length and depth of character.
South African Pinotage 4 - 2 - 0
Delicate and balanced like a Pinot noir, with the hardiness and robust colour of Cinsault. Deep intense ruby colour with purple highlights. Layered aromas of raspberry, spices, red cherry, and fruitcake give way to rich complexity of flavours including raspberry, vanilla, plums, coffee. Smooth on the palate, easy drinking.
Spanish Rioja 3 - 3 - 0
Spain’s finest red wine blend from the famous northern Spanish region. Tends toward the traditional French blends, combining bright berry and spice flavours, deep red colours and solid tannin backup. Includes premium oak for a soft, dry vanilla finish. Delightful when aged.
Spanish Tempranillo 3 - 2 - 0
Medium bodied with pronounced sweet vanilla aromas and flavours of cherries, currants and coconuts, note the fresh aroma and smooth mouthfeel.