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Favourite red wines

The fire’s roaring, the curtains are drawn, candles are flickering…it must be November! And the change in pace calls for a good red wine.  Whether you drink it with friends and family over a Sunday roast or with a good book by the roaring fire, Hygge-style, these are some of our favourite red bottles on the shelves right now…

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Porta 6 Red

With its colourful cartoon of Lisbon’s iconic tram 28, this is a classic Portuguese red wine, dominated by soft ripe berries. It is produced by Vidigal Wines, a family run wine company located in the centre of Portugal, near the city of Leiria. Vidigal was established at the beginning of the 20th Century in a winery founded by a Church Canon. This is a great wine to enjoy with friends and family.

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Morrisons the Best Primitivo

Packed with juicy blackberry and spicy plum flavours, this zinfandel-based wine is great with meaty pasta dishes. It is produced by Cantine San Marzano in Italy’s Puglia region, when 19 vine growers from San Marzano di San Giuseppe, whose families had farmed the land for generations, joined forces to maximise their efforts. Today, Cantine San Marzano brings together some 1,200 vine growers and has over 1,500 hectares of vineyards.

Most Wanted Malbec

Grown in an area north of Cape Town, Swartland’s climate is hot and dry and specialises in rich and fruity red wines. This malbec is medium-bodied, smooth and fruity with a flavour of blackberries and blueberries and just a hint of oak. Try it with meaty favourites such as steak, bolognese or Mexican dishes.

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Campo Viejo Rioja Garnacha Red Wine

Despite Tempranillo’s prevalence in the region, this 100% Garnacha testifies to Rioja’s diversity. A versatile, easy-drinking red, which can be enjoyed slightly chilled, at room temperature, or paired with grilled vegetables, lasagne, pizza, frittata, charcuterie. The perfect wine for any occasion – from everyday get-togethers to celebratory dinners.

Won Double Gold at New York International Wine Competition 2020 & Silver in The Drinks Business Global Masters Rioja 2020.

Morrisons the Best Chateauneuf du Pape

Looking for a big bold red to match the meatiness of a good steak or comforting stew? Châteauneuf du Pape will never disappoint. Made from the Grenache grape, it’s rich, intense and a little spicy, giving a velvety mouthfeel of deeply satisfying prune and raisin flavours. One to sip and savour with a comforting stew or a chunk of good French cheese.

Came Highly Commended at the International Wine Challenge 2021.

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