Smooth & Medium

Smooth & Medium Taste Profile

These mellow wines have a smooth texture with jammy fruit.

Varietals and Grapes

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.

Subtle

Sangiovese (Chianti), Grenache, Marechal Foch

Moderate

Tempranillo, Merlot, Pinotage, Pinot Noir (Old World), Ripasso

Bold

Red Blends (New World Style), Syrah, Baco Noir, Carménère


Subtle

Wine-Smooth&Medium Shelf Talker

Here's the info you'll find on the shelf

  1. ① Intensity Scale

    Think of the Intensity Scale as a measure of how much the aromas and flavours of a particular wine jump out from the glass.

    SUBTLE

    MODERATE

    BOLD

  2. ② Taste Profile

    Smooth & Medium is one of the six taste profiles.

  3. ③ Flavours

    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.

  4. ④ Sweetness

    Sweetness Level will always appear under Flavours. The levels can range from very dry to very sweet.

  5. ⑤ Food Pairings

    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.

Moderate

Parmesan meatballs with quick marinara

Parmesan meatballs with quick marinara

A great pairing for smooth and medium red wines.

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BBQ jack chicken

BBQ jack chicken

Simple but delicious - just add cheese.

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Grilled margherita grilled pizza

Grilled margherita grilled pizza

This is modern interpretation of the classic dish of Naples, Italy.

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Roasted parsnip and brown butter pappardelle

Roasted parsnip and brown butter pappardelle

This Italian inspired dish featuring local root vegetables is an ideal accompaniment to a glass of Italian red wine.

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Adelle's stuffing

Adelle's stuffing

This deliciously savoury side dish is great paired with a light red wine such as Barbera or Chianti.

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Two-bite tacos

Two-bite tacos

These tasty two bite tacos will be a hit at your next party!

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