For a lot of wine novices, wine styles or terms can sometimes be confusing and complicated. Don’t worry. Here's a guide introducing 9 main wine styles for all wine lovers who would like to explore different wine styles to pair with different dishes or for different occasions. Let’s get started.
相信唔少人同小編一樣，啱啱接觸葡萄酒既時候唔知點揀適合既酒，有時又會買左Ｄ同食物完全唔夾既酒。所以小編特登為大家準備以下既指南，介紹最常見既９款葡萄酒！1. Sparkling wine
As one of the most widely loved wine styles, sparkling wines are generally versatile and go well with numerous dishes, but it also depends on the sweetness level of the bubbly. For example, ‘Doux’ sparkling wines are excellent alongside Christmas cakes or cantucci, baba and spicy biscuits because of its high sugar content. For 'Extra Dry' bubbly, it is always great to have it as aperitif, during the whole meal, in particular with fish or shellfish, thanks to its freshness.
氣泡酒可以話係其一種最受歡迎既葡萄酒。大家可以根據氣泡酒唔同既甜度配搭唔同既食物。好似label 上寫住 ‘Doux’ 既氣泡酒一般都比較甜，最啱配搭帶甜既食物，例如聖誕蛋糕。寫住Extra Dry'既氣泡酒就比較清新，適合配搭魚同貝殼類。
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(Extra Dry)Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Millesimato Extra Dry DOCG 2018 750ml
2. Light-Bodied White Wine
Light-bodied white wine is definitely the most easy-drinking style of all time ! Pinot Gris/ Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc usually fall in this category. It's always light and refreshing, commonly with flavor of gooseberry and bell pepper. making it perfect to pair with appetizers, salads, rice and white meat.
Fenomenal Sauvignon Blanc 2019
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3. Full-Bodied White Wine
Unlike light-bodied white wine, full-bodied white wine is creamy and rich because of the oak-aging process. The most common choice of this category is Chardonnay from a warmer climate (like California, Spain or Italy).
Doudet Naudin - Bourgogne Chardonnay Blanc 2017 750ml
4. Aromatic (sweet) White Wine
As one of the oldest wine styles, aromatic sweet white wine, like Riesling and Gewürztraminer, is always with enchanting perfume. Thanks to its gorgeous floral and fruity notes, this type of wine is delicious as an aperitif, and also perfectly suited to foie gras, spicy dishes or strong cheese such as Roquefort or Munster.
Charles Baur Gewurztraminer Alsace 2018 750ml
5. Rosé Wine
Rosé Wine is commonly made by leaving the red grape skins in content with the wine for a short period of time, not only for 'colouring' the wine, but also for enriching the lovely pink bottle with refreshing red fruit aromas. Rosé wine accompanies with success many dishes, from the delicatessen, to all the white and red meats but also some cooked fishes and the cheeses.
Quezaco Rose, AOC Cotes du Marmandais, 2020, 750ml
6. Light-Bodied Red Wine
Typically, Light-bodied red wines are pale in color and low in tannin because of its thin skin. For sure, the most common choice in this category is the famous Pinot Noir. However, there are actually tons of different other choices, like Gamay (aka Beaujolais).
Doudet Naudin - Beaujolais 2018 750ml
7. Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Generally speaking, medium-bodied red wine is so-called the 'food wine' which matches well with lots of different dishes. Common grape varieties in this category are Grenache, Merlot, Barbera, Montepulciano and Cabernet Franc.
Domaine Santa Duc - Grand Grenache 66, Gigondas, 2009, 750ml
8. Full-Bodied Red Wine
Unlike light-bodied red wine, full-bodied red wine is deep in color and most tannic of all the red wines. Most typical choices are Syrah/Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. A full-bodied red wine is ideal for stewed poultry and pork meat with creamy sauces, mountain rice and cured cow and sheep cheeses.
Agricola de Cadalso Syrah, Madrid, 2017, 750ml
9. Dessert Wine
What's better than pairing a piece of cake with a glass of dessert wine in hand ? Nowadays, dessert wines range from dry to sweet, and typically very bold with intense flavors and aromas. Port and Sauterne are the most common examples in this category.
Chateau Doisy Daene, Sauternes, 2009, 375ml