The most famous grape varieties of Australian wines

The most famous grape varieties of Australian wines


The two most famous grape varieties of Australian wine: This is the grape that makes a name for Australian wines, there are many countries that can grow Shiraz grapes, but the best Shiraz bottle is Australian wine. Syrah is a dark-skinned red grape. In 1999, Syrah was found in two eastern regions of France is Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche. In Australia, Syrah is developed with special qualities should have been popularized (but not only) and is called Shiraz. Syrah or Shiraz is known as a unique grape varieties of Australia. Syrah has proven and successful conquest of wine lovers around the world. Wines are produced in a variety of styles and display a wealth of flavors of black fruit. The Syrah grape has the potential to age for years or decades under the best conditions.

Flavors include blackberries, plums, black cherries, cloves, spices, earth, chocolate, mint, licorice, blueberry, pepper and vanilla. Blending in, there is a faint odor of characteristic leather, a hint of smoke.

The dishes combined with Shiraz grape varieties: beef Wellington, lamb Malay, hip Lentils with smoked pork, beef and venison.

Cabernet Sauvignon:

Often referred to as the king of red grapes. The small fruit, thick skin, the wine made from this grape has a strong, strong taste with lots of tannins that help it live a hundred years old and still retain its delicious flavor. However, due to its strong acrid taste, it takes a while (5-10 years) to mature to reach perfection. Because of that, it is often blended with some other grapes such as Cabernet Franc and Merlot to soften the tartness and soften the wine.This is a grape that is able to adapt to many different terrestrial waters and everywhere it retains the same characteristics as mentioned. However, it needs a lot of sun and large temperature changes between day and night to develop well. Can find things most delicious wines made from this grape in Bordeaux (France), California (USA), South Australia, Chile or Tuscany (Italy).

Flavors: Black Strawberry, Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Cigars, Cigarettes, Black Blossoms, a pencil sharpener and sometimes green pepper.

The food matching: Red meat, lamb, cheese, smelly, and dark chocolate.


Chardonnay is one of the most popular white wines in Australia. Derived from the famous Burgundy wine region of France, grapes with green shells are known for the ability to adapt are in diverse climates.

Thanks to the versatility of the grapes, the flavor and aroma of Chardonnay grapes can vary from region to region and from winemaker to producer.

Chardonnay can be divided into three types: oak barrel, not oak and mixed between two types.

The age of the oak and how long it is exposed to it also changes the taste of the wine. Chardonnay wine aged oak is typically a deep yellow like straw, with flavors of vanilla or cedar wood.

Contrary to that, Chardonnay not oak-aged will have a brighter, clearer color. Since brewing in a stainless steel barrel retains its natural fruity flavor as well as its characteristic acidity.

The third type is a mix between the two types above. The winemakers will partially ferment Chardonnay in oak barrels and the rest not in oak barrels. After a certain amount of time, these two are mixed together to create a stronger Chardonnay with a more elaborate and wonderful taste.

Taste: Includes apple, green pear flavors, of stone fruit such as peaches, with citrus aromas and a hint of tropical fruit.

Suggested dishes: Salad, seafood, poultry.


This Merlot grape also originated in the French Bordeaux region and is now widely cultivated in many other vineyards. After being introduced to Australia, it has become popular and features but fine bottle of wine.

Merlot grape varieties have large fruit and thin shell. Merlot wines are characterized by a sweet, nutty yet soft fruity flavor. Compared with the Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot wines taste more gentle and loving. With this valuable properties, Merlot has quickly spread throughout the vineyard and constitutes the premium bottle of red wine.

Taste: Wine flavor combination of black cherry fruit, plum, chocolate, dried herbs and cedar. Sometimes, the wine will smell of spices like basil mint, black pepper and butter glue.

Suggested dishes: Italian dishes like pizza, pasta … Also mix well with dishes such as roast ribs and veal, pork, roast lamb and mild-flavored cheeses.

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