Lamb/Duck – A lamb or duck dish can be delicate in flavour and quite fatty which means that a Pinot Noir (or Burgundy red wine) will work with this as it is naturally more delicate than a Shiraz but has more noticeable acid.
Beef /Game- Meat can be tricky but generally a fuller flavoured and structured red wine will work such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or blends of any of these three grapes, alternatively Malbec, Durif or Grenache may also match nicely. Just a note of caution, the more cooked the meat the softer the wine should be. If it is BBQ’d, Shiraz, Shiraz blend, or Merlot will work better as Cabernet Sauvignon will have more tannin that will add to the dryness of the meat.
10 wines for the Shopping Basket
- Rymill MC2 05 $18
- Taylors Jarraman Cabernet Sauvignon 07 $30
- Mount Langhi Ghiran Shiraz 06 $
- Kirrihill Tullymore Shiraz 08 $18
- Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 04 $100
- Bird in Hand Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Lofty Ranges 07 $30
- Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 07/08 $40
- Grant Burge Daly Road Shiraz Mouvedre 07 $22
- Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 07 $50
- Witchmount Cabernet Merlot 05/06 $26
- Ashton Hills Picadilly Valley 08 $30
(Prices are for retail not restaurant and are indicative prices only)