Top 100 red wines of Riverland

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Riverland of Lower Murray as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Riverland and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Riverland

The wine region of Riverland is located in the region of Lower Murray of Australie du Sud of Australia. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Unico Zelo or the Domaine Kingston produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Riverland are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Nero d'Avola and Chardonnay, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Riverland often reveals types of flavors of cherry, tobacco or floral and sometimes also flavors of vegetal, citrus fruit or apricot.

In the mouth of Riverland is a powerful with a nice freshness. We currently count 64 estates and châteaux in the of Riverland, producing 175 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Riverland go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish.

Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Riverland

red wines from the region of Riverland go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of tournedos rossini with port sauce, pastasotto pepper merguez (risotto style pasta) or cambodian amok.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Riverland

On the nose in the region of Riverland often reveals types of flavors of cherry, dried fruit or citrus fruit and sometimes also flavors of vegetal, tree fruit or microbio. In the mouth in the region of Riverland is a powerful with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Riverland

Abadía Retuerta, Spain’s newest Vino de Pago

For those unfamiliar with the Vino de Pago qualification, it was created in Spain in 2003 to certify singular estates (pagos) as Protected Denominations of Origin. While not a requisite, it’s generally implemented by individual wineries looking to gain protected status for a single vineyard site within their domain. This is the case for Abadía Retuerta which is an estate of 700ha, of which 180ha is planted to vine. While located within the Duero Valley, the site resides within the borders of Sar ...

Plans to rebuild after wildfire damages rare vines in Crete

Growers in the village of Melambes in Crete saw devastating wildfires cause ‘complete damage to 300 acres (121.4 hectares) of old pre-phylloxera vines’ in July, according to an online crowdfunding page created to support viticulture in the area and help those affected. Although fire burned 90% of the vineyard, it’s hoped some damaged vines can be rescued, said winemaker Iliana Malihin, of her namesake winery and who has spearheaded a community project to revive the site in recent years. Ye ...

Walls: Gigondas 2013 and 2014 – time to drink up?

I clearly remember the summer of 2014 in the Rhône. We were there on holiday, staying not far from the hill of Hermitage. It rained incessantly, I got tonsillitis and we had to rush our two-year-old son to hospital with a severed thumb. It wasn’t the best holiday we’ve ever had. That wet summer of 2014 also made an indelible impression on the wines. The 2013 vintage wasn’t without its challenges either – it was certainly unlucky for some. Positioned between the excellent 2012 and 2015, the 2013s ...