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Balance in a red wine, whether you’re drinking it with food or without food, is the key to the perfect bottle. The red wines in this collection are fruity before anything else (fruit-forward we would say), but they are all balanced by refreshing acidity, medium to full bodies and soft, well-integrated tannins. All of this translates into a collection of some of the smoothest wines you can get your lips around.

Expressive and inviting on the nose, these wines will beckon you in with notes of ripe cherries, plums, juicy strawberries and forest fruits. The palates will delight you with warmth, a scrumptious and crunchy fruitiness, and a velvet-like finish that will see you finishing the bottle sooner than you had planned! We’re generally in warmer climates for wine production here, where the sun and heat help these red grapes to ripen fully and develop some mouth-watering flavours in the glass. 

Winemakers use certain techniques in the winery to accentuate the juiciness of their grape berries: fermenting using whole berries or bunches without pressing the grapes is one of these options, as is a technique called carbonic maceration. We see some of these at play here in wines such as the Alto de Mayo Malbec Mendoza, the Montalbera Barbera d’Asti Solo Acciaio, and the Caiaffa Primitivo. You’ll find other juicy favourites like Montepulciano, Merlot and some examples of Sangiovese, as well as under-the-radar smooth operators like Recantina.

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