One of the most devoured alcoholic beverages in Brisbane – wine is prepared by the fermentation of grapes without the addition of any sugar, acid or enzyme. The yeast acts on the sugar present in the grapes and converts it into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Among the fairly large variety of wines available in wine regions of Queensland, red wine is the most popular for its incredible health benefits and several other features making it a jewel of barbecues.
Developed with the dark (black)-coloured grape varieties, red wine acquires its distinctive red colour from the anthocyanin pigments found in the grape skin. The colour of wine ranges from violet (young wine) to brick red (mature wine) and red (old wine).
Are you too planning to venture into the BBQ territory in Brisbane? We’ve summed up the lip-smacking reds to pair with your barbie for amazing food and wine restaurant experience in Brisbane:
- Rustic Charm:
Coupled best against smoky vegetables especially potatoes, Saint Auriol 2014 Corbieres, a medium-bodied red from the Languedoc is ideal for your mixed griddle. The subtle notes of thyme, rosemary and herbs make it the perfect addition to your sweet and smoky BBQ.
- Pinot Noir:
Made from red plums and berries, Extra Special Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013, the high value, new-world, super-smooth Pinot. Conveniently partner it with your barbecued chicken and even salmon.
P15 Malbec 2014 Patagonia, Argentina, an ideal choice for your smoky steak, is fresh yet unabashedly ripe with undertones of black cherries and cassis. Malbec based with merlot, cabernet sauvignon, Michel Rolland Clos de Los Siete 2013, Shiraz and Petit Verdot never fail to scintillate your senses with the alluring aromas of violets and relish leading to blackberry and plum balanced with peppery spice on the velvety smooth palate.
Couples best with an Argentine-themed asado.
- Ace Australian:
Barossa is a substation for Shiraz, and this dark black variety is ripe and enriched with spice, lush, sweet black fruits and toasty vanilla to enjoy on its own, or pair with juicy lamb cutlets. Try Ebenezer & Seppeltsfield Shiraz 2013 and tantalise your taste buds like never before.
Put an end your quest for a balanced, dry, pale and rose wine for high summer with Muga Rioja Rosado 2014 that is laced with nuances of wild strawberry and red cherry, and a creamy dollop for the glaze.
Shiraz, one of the most famous Australian red wines, is a product of the Syrah style grape. Generally developed in warmer climates, cool-climate Shiraz is no less remarkable. The warm climates enable the grapes to ripen and generate a rich, fruity and spicy flavour outline that goes flawlessly with red meat and the traditional Aussie barbeque.
So, how would you like your red wine? We say take it sophisticated, mature and smooth – just the way you are!