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Australian red wine - Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon
When most people think of Australian red wine, they picture a bold, silky Shiraz. Shiraz is made around the country but the region most widely regarded as producing the best appears in South Australia. The Barossa Valley. From rich soil, baking sun and some of the oldest vines to be found in Australia, this region is world renowned for its Shiraz. Penfolds Grange, one of Australia’s most collectable wines, is made from large proportions of Shiraz that come from the Barossa Valley. Another style that is popular to grow in Australia is Cabernet Sauvignon. Australia’s best kept secret, this grape variety is sometimes referred to as a steak in a glass. Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its higher tannins and solid acidity, that support a rich dark fruit flavours. Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with other red varieties, like Merlot, to add tannins that help create structure to the wine. Coonawarra and Margaret River are the leading Australian regions, so if you’re after a hearty drop, start which a Cabernet Sauvignon from these regions. Pick Australian red with confidence as right in own backyard are some of the world's best Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. So for the best Australian red deals, make sure you shop at Catch - the home of Screamin’ Good Deals.
Cooler Climate Pinot Noir
If you’re heard the buzz around cool climate wines, look no further that some of Australia's Pinot Noirs. The difference in cool climate wines is the growing conditions of the grapes. As the name suggests, cooler climate wines are grown in cooler climates (below an average temperature of 19.5 degrees) or at higher altitudes (above 400m). A safe start to cool climate red wines are wines from the Mornington Peninsula. Wine from this region are grown along the coast where the cool breezes cause the grapes to spend more time on the vine, adding to their complexity. Lower temperatures cause longer ripening periods and more concentrated flavours. So don’t be shy and make sure you open a bottle of Australian, cool climate Pinot Noir. Discover the wide world of red wines here at Catch and get them shipped straight to your door!
Pairing red wine with fish, cheese and steak
The main goal of this section is to introduce you to pairing food and red wine. It can be quite daunting and there are a lot of opinions on what tastes good or not. Something that might taste good to one person may taste horrible to another - that's the beauty of difference! The basics tastes when pairing food and wine are salt, acid, sweet, bitter, fat and spice. Red wines are typically seen as having more bitterness while a creamy cheese could be perceived as having a lot of fatty flavours. With these elements you can create contrasting or congruent pairings. Contrasting pairing aim to create a balance of flavours - think an acidic red cutting through the fat of a creamy cheese. Congruent pairings try to amplify shared flavour compounds - imagine mushroom and beef. So armed with this knowledge go and explore what tastes good to you and share it with your family and friends. Stock up at Catch for when you’re caught off guard by people inviting themselves over. We’ve got a huge range of red wines on sale! Shop now to get amazing discounts on all your purchases.