Red wine from the Platform 62 selection.
We stock popular local red wine mostly from the Robertson Wine Valley. Our collection includes Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Pinot Noir and many more. We boast with award winning wines. Discover many red wine varieties in our Platform 62 wine list. With That being said, you’ll likely encounter a few interesting types such as Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, Malbec. Here at Platform 62, we stock wines from different areas and regions, but our main target being wines produced localy.
Red wine has many diverse styles and structures making it the ideal choice for the dinner table, it has a firmer structure than typical white and rosé wines supporting it when coming up against strong flavours. Steak and Cabernet is the tried and true pairing. Fuller-bodied red wines in general pair well with denser, heavier foods, while lighter bodied reds that have higher acidity pair well with lighter foods, like roasted chicken and vegetable dishes. Matching the weight of the wine with the richness of the food leads to successful and harmonious pairings.
You can certainly choose to discover more beyond this short list as we are home to more than 650 wines that you can choose from. For a quick and easy red wine list, we offer the following wines that will fit the bill from easy drinking reds to full and heavier reds. Merlot is easy to pronounce, easy to like, agreeable, and versatile. Pinot Noir the grape that winemakers love to hate, it is the prettiest, sexiest, lightest and most demanding, and least predictable of all. Shiraz also known as Syrah is a dark skinned grape variety grown throughout the world the flavour profile includes, Blackberry, black cherry, pepper and cloves. Pinotage is South Africa’s own grape veriety which was created in 1925, it is a cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir, the flavour profile includes Black cherry, black berry and plums. Red wine blends are usually created to add balance to a wine, where each grape variety contributes different flavours, wine blends have received international exposure and recognition.
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