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Australian Cabernet Sauvignon                                             Oak 3 Body 4 Sweetness 0
Australian Cabernets are typically softer and fruitier. This wine shows complex varietal fruit flavours including cherry and blackberry.

Australian Cabernet Shiraz Merlot                                       Oak 5 Body 5 Sweetness 0
A classic New World blend made popular by the recent trend of success of Australia’s leading wineries. A well-balanced aroma of leather and black pepper gives way to intense jammy flavours of blackberries. The length of spicy flavour from the Cabernet, sweet berry fruit of the Shiraz and softening effects of the Merlot results in a tightly structured, well-balanced wine. Ruby red in colour, this hearty wine has an elegant and long finish.

Australian Shiraz                                                                       Oak 5 Body 4 Sweetness 0
The wine is deep and dark in colour with a rich bouquet of fruit and a hint of cassis. It ages gracefully into a velvety wine of pure elegance.

California Pinot Noir                                                                   Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 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.

Chilean Cabernet/Malbec/Carmenère                        Oak 3 Body 3 Sweetness 0
This wine is a classic example of the spicy nature of the Cabernet Sauvignon, high alcohol producing, rustic qualities of Malbec and the deep colour of Carmenère. Strong notes of green pepper, dark fruit and leather define this rich dark wine. Smooth tannins grace the palate followed by blackberries and spice.

Cabernet Syrah Zinfandel                                     Oak 3 Body 4 Sweetness 0
This full-bodied red wine bursts with bold flavours of black cherries and berries layered with toasted oak and vanilla and rich notes of dark chocolate and coffee.

Chilean Malbec                                                                            Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 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.

French Merlot                                                                               Oak 3 Body 3-4 Sweetness 0
This Merlot is a full-bodied red wine with impressive aromas of farm fresh strawberries, violets and vanilla framed with soft silky tannins. On the palate, it presents powerful notes of ripe raspberries, cradled by notes of cherries and dark fruit to complete the graceful tasting experience.

Italian Amarone                                                                            Oak 5 Body 5 Sweetness 0
Unique to the Valpolicella region of Italy, our Amarone is packed with rich raspberry, blackberry and cassis flavours. Deep, dark and inviting, the finish is long, lingering and full of ripe tannins.

Italian Nebbiolo                                                                            Oak 2 Body 4 Sweetness 0
Deep red in colour and aggressive in structure, this full bodied dry wine has many fans. Intense flavours of violets, cherries and cocoa are set firmly against a backdrop of silky, yet firm tannins.  Undertones of toasted oak dominate the long finish along with dark fruit and firm acidity.  This traditional bold wine compliments fettuccine Bolognese, roast pork with garlic and rosemary, brie and camembert.

Italian Sangiovese                                                                         Oak 4 Body 5 Sweetness 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 Valpolicella Ripassa                                                     Oak 4 Body 4 Sweetness 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.

Rosso Grande™                                                                          Oak 3 Body 5 Sweetness 0
An intense wine, it boasts a deep ruby-garnet colour and spicy oak aroma. Bursting with vibrant flavours of ripe berries and black cherries, Rosso Grande is a dry, powerful wine with finesse and elegance.

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WINEXPERT Selection International

ARGENTINE MALBEC
The Argentine Malbec has found uniquely favourable growing conditions in Argentina and has no doubt created one of the most successful and delicious Malbec wines 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 Malbec carries a velvety texture with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidityallow this wine to be enjoyed while young.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

AUSTRALIAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

AUSTRALIAN CABERNET SHIRAZ
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

AUSTRALIAN GRENACHE/SHIRAZ/MOURVÈDRE
The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ
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!
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

CHILEAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CHILEAN CARMENÈRE
Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age.  Drink with grilled beef, pizza, or dark chocolate.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

CHILEAN MERLOT
Powerful fruit and spice flavour, 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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CHILEAN PINOT NOIR
Winexpert’s Selection International Series Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby colour with delicate aromas of red berry flavours. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

FRENCH MERLOT
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

ITALIAN AMARONE
Italian Amarone is a very intense and complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep ruby red, this heavyweight wine exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that lengthens on indefi nitely from the huge volume of tannins. Delightful with food, Italian Amarone is often enjoyed by itself, sipped outside of mealtimes with good conversation and good friends.
Sweetness: OFF-DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

ITALIAN MONTEPULCIANO
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

ITALIAN SANGIOVESE
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

NEW ZEALAND PINOT NOIR
New Zealand’s finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

SOUTH AFRICAN PINOTAGE
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

SPANISH RIOJA
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.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

WINE EXPERT SELECTION ORIGINAL

BAROLO STYLE
Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy’s Piedmont region – highly regarded for its finest wines – this Barolo is rich in flavour and deep in colour, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, Barolo is a consistently popular offering year in and year out.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The noble California red grape. Rich in tannis, it produces a deep, full-bodied wine with intense aroma and flavour. A robust wine, perfect with red meat or wild game. Best when aged for several months.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MERLOT
This popular blend combines the plump, fruity, earlier ageing Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM-FULL | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

CHIANTI STYLE
The pride of Italy’s Tuscany region, this blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavours of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. Ageing uncovers its complex depth of flavour.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

LUNA ROSSA
Bold, robust and intense: Winexpert’s ‘Big Red’ is the largest, most full-bodied red wine ever released! A dark, inviting colour and rich, bold oak-enchanced aromas suggest at what is to come: an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavours. Luna Rossa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish. A powerful wine matching startling flavours and aromas with elegance and finesse.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: FULL | Oak Intensity: HEAVY

MERLOT
The plump, lush fruitness of this respected grape translates into a wine which perfectly balances berry and spice flavours with a smooth, supple texture. Mouth-filling and delicious; a standout with grilled meats.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

PINOT NOIR
The varietal responsible for classic red burgundy. The scent, flavour, body and texture of Pinot Noir is profound. Supple, spicy fruit flavours are a delight to the palate.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

VALPOLA STYLE
Italian style wine with a delicate bouquet and a rich texture. Ruby red colour. Fragrant and fruity. The addition of oak enhances its aroma.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: LIGHT-MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

VIEUX CHATEAU DU ROI
Full-bodied, yet soft and quick to mature, this is the perennially popular French red wine blend that continues to keep them coming back with its smooth, easy charms. A Winexpert specialty blending a host of grape varieties, each contributing to the layers of aroma and flavours that make this so special. Complex and full of character, yet supple and easy drinking.
Sweetness: DRY | Body: MEDIUM | Oak Intensity: MEDIUM

 

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