The most famous varieties of red wines

The history of red wines goes back a long way, the first evidence of wine drinking being nine thousand years old.

Red wine has been proven to contribute to health if consumed in moderation. The beneficial effect of red wine has been shown in studies that have shown that its moderate consumption, representing a daily intake of 150 ml for women and up to 200 ml for men, is associated with approximately 30% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Red wines are obtained from dark grape varieties. The actual color of the wine varies from intense purple to brown-red for older wines. Therefore, we bring you a brief overview of the most famous types of wines to know which wines you enjoy.


Merlot is the most famous French variety, from which the most expensive red wine in the world is made – Château Pétrus. It is most commonly found in traditional Bordeaux blends with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The cluster is medium-sized or small, round berries with a medium-thick or thick skin of dark blue color. It is grown all over the world. It gives a structured and full wine, rounded tannins, fruit aromas: cherries, raspberries and plums.

Merlot enjoys popularity as it is an elegant and lighter wine that does not contain as much tannin as other wines.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous French varieties, created by crossing Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Along with Merlot, it is one of the most popular red wines and comes from the most famous French wine region, Bordeaux. It is characterized as a mature and strong wine, rich in tannins, it is often aged in oak barrels when it receives notes of vanilla. The cluster is medium or small, the berry is firm and round, with a blue-purple skin color. Intense ruby red color with a transition to purple, extract with an intense characteristic varietal aroma.

This wine is said to be even better when aged. Over the years, it becomes more complex, softer and more elegant.

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is another Bordeaux variety, a distant cousin of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a very widespread variety, often an accompanying variety to Merlot and C. Sauvignon with which it gives the best results. The cluster is medium-sized, the berries are medium-sized and round, and the skin is dark blue.

This variety gives delicate aromas, with a pronounced fruity character, sometimes spicy aromas – a feature of very ripe grapes. Varietal wines are intense ruby red in color.

Made according to the recipe of the ancient Romans, Cabernet Franc Nuić Vineyards is a wine that you must taste …

Syrah or Shiraz

Syrah or Shiraz originates from France, but is extremely well known and popular in New World wineries, especially Australia and California.

The wine has a deep, dark color and an attractive complex aroma. The cluster is medium-sized, the berries round to oval, distinctly dark blue in color. This variety gives very aromatized wines with a pronounced fullness of taste.

Aromas of crimson fruit, exotic flavors can include ginger, dark chocolate and often floral shades.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is another original French variety, often winemakers with it on Vi. The variety you either love or hate. Pinot Noir (there is also white), requires soil that is not rich in nutrients and where water is not retained, thus making it difficult to grow this variety.

This wine is a step away from Merlot, slightly lighter with more alcohol, pronounced fruit aromas and a high potential to enhance tannins during the aging process in barrique barrels. Flavors: raspberry, mild taste of cherry, plum and blueberry.


Sangiovese believe it or not, Italian wine. 😊 It is grown all over Italy and Argentina and California. Sangiovese is a type of grape made from Chianti – a famous Italian wine, light and fruity – with notes of cherry. Depending on the place of cultivation and the method of making wine, the length of aging in barrels, the variety usually gives fruit wines that can take on heavy skin aromas.

Zinfandel / Primitive

Zinfandel (Primitivo) Zinfandel – California, Primitivo – Italy, since 2002 synonyms, genetic twins, known as American folk wine, originates from Croatia. Searching for the origin of this variety, its import to the USA was monitored, it was proven that the Croatian emigrants also brought grapes – it was determined that it is the genetic equivalent of Kastela crljenka and tribidrag. A generally accepted variety of California vineyards, it is often used as an ingredient in many wine blends.

Plavac Mali is a mixture of Crljenka from Kaštela and Dobričić, a red wine from Šolta, so you must have tried Zainfandel, a mixture of his parents. Slightly sweet wine, with fruity notes of raspberry and blackberry. It goes extremely well with a barbecue.

We hope we have clarified some of the basic differences between red wines, now that you know a little more about them, you can choose a wine to your liking in our web shop.


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