There are thousands of grapes used to make wine. Different grapes offer unique taste characteristics in wine. These can vary based on where the grapes are grown and how the wine is made. To the rightis a general guide to what grapes or types of wine tend to fall under the Smooth & Medium Taste Profile.
Sangiovese (Chianti), Grenache, Marechal Foch
Tempranillo, Merlot, Pinotage, Pinot Noir (Old World), Ripasso
Red Blends (New World Style), Syrah, Baco Noir, Carménère
Think of the Intensity Scale as a measure of how much the aromas and flavours of a particular wine jump out from the glass.
Smooth & Medium is one of the six taste profiles.
A wine’s flavour is influenced by many things including the grapes, the land it comes from and how it was made. We’ve summed up each wine’s Flavour in a few simple words.
Sweetness Level will always appear under Flavours. The levels can range from very dry to very sweet.
The enjoyment from a glass of wine can be enhanced by pairing it with the right food. Here are a few suggestions for foods that pair well with the wines in each Wine Taste Profile.