Varietal

Red Wine

There’s 1,000’s of red grape varieties grown around the world making a diverse range of wines.

Exploring the red wine world will take you from lighter more elegant wines to brash, bold wines.

There are infinite combinations of different colours, aromas, flavours, and, textures making for a lifelong pleasure fest for your senses.

A dozen varieties make up the majority of the red wines produced. Think Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and, Merlot.

Are travels to Italy, Spain, and, France have seen more Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Nerello Mascelese, Grenache, Carignan, and, Tempranillo red wines being poured into our glasses.

The wine world is producing better wines than ever before. In regions where laws permit broad experimentation with growing and making red wines is resulting in rapid evolution and refinement of styles.

In countries like Australia, cooler climate reds are really making a name for themselves.

Gobally, there’s been a welcome shift away for cumbersome, overripe, high alcohol, oaky wines, to red wines made with more restraint and freshness.

Our tip, celebrate the different personalities of each!


The Battle of the IGT's


Which one Will Reign Supreme?

Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolò 2016

A unique and beautiful wine full of personality!
$175
$165ea in any 3+
$155ea in any 6+

The Chianti Classico with a splash of Cab and Merlot

Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2018

Is it traditional Chianti Classico? No. Is it bloody good? YES!! A cooler year than 2016 delivery a refined personality.
$67
$64ea in any 3+
$61ea in any 6+

Sammarco Cabernet with a splash of Sangio & Merlot

d’Alceo Cabernet with a splash Petit Verdot


The Winery is Right Next to Cappellano in the Gabbuti Cru!

Beautifully Refined Dolcetto & Barbera!

Boasso Dolcetto d’Alba 2019

What a lunch / bbq / pizza / everything wine!
$34
$32ea in any 3+
$30ea in any 6+

Some of the Best Value Barolos on our List!

Boasso Barolo ‘Margheria’ 2016

Cru Margheria at this price is unheard of!
$96
$92ea in any 3+
$88ea in any 6+

Boasso Barolo ‘Gabutti’ 2016

Here we see all the structure and power of an old school Barolo. Bold, dark and brooding. The wine comes through unyielding at the moment, as you'd expect for this style. It took hours on the bench before it started to open and balance out. It has the depth and length. The acid is there, the complexing notes too. It's just too young. Kind of suprises me given the very supple, together, and, wonderfully developed Dolcetto, Barbera, and Commune di Serralunga that are great drinks now. The eleme
$115
$110ea in any 3+
$105ea in any 6+

🦄Dominik Huber's Grand Cru Priorats!💯



A couple of years ago Dominik held a Masterclass in Melbourne for a lucky few. Wine Decoded was there to capture his thoughts on Priorat, his vineyards, wines and much more. Now we share it with you in the film below. Read on for more of our thoughts.

🎧Prefer to listen?

Dominik’s Vineyards are in the centre of Priorat around the town of Torroja. Click to enlarge🔎

Domaine René Rostaing Côte-Rôtie ‘Ampodium’ HALF 2019

"An opulent, rich vintage of this cuvée, the 2019 Cote Rotie Ampodium still offers up nicely detailed, intricate floral notes layered atop raspberries and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, it's velvety and lush, with plenty of length on the finish. It should drink well for more than a decade." Joe C, The Wine Advocate
$93
$89ea in any 3+
$85ea in any 6+

Domaine René Rostaing Côte-Rôtie ‘Ampodium’ 2019

"An opulent, rich vintage of this cuvée, the 2019 Cote Rotie Ampodium still offers up nicely detailed, intricate floral notes layered atop raspberries and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, it's velvety and lush, with plenty of length on the finish. It should drink well for more than a decade." Joe C, The Wine Advocate
$180
$160ea in any 3+
$155ea in any 6+

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012

"Every great wine region needs its resident eccentric genius. The Abruzzo has two, one of whom is Emidio Pepe. Emidio Pepe's wines are like no others anywhere in Italy, perhaps in the world." Matt Kramer
$260
$250ea in any 3+
$240ea in any 6+

Bindi KAYE Pinot Noir 2019

This is a very sentimental wine from our most elevated vineyard, planted in 2001, that pays tribute to my mother, Kaye. It's a vineyard with a stunning perspective over the other vineyards, the winery, house and to the forests and hills beyond. There are some lovely metaphors, no doubt. The site has a lot of quartz and mudstone, a smattering of volcanic soils that have eroded down from the volcanic plateau above, and produces a wine of fragrance, structure and complexity. The 2019 Kaye has wild
$117
$112ea in any 3+
$107ea in any 6+

Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir 2021

This wine is a composition of sections of the original 1988 planting and the 2001 Kaye vineyard. Here there are pure red fruits made more complex and seductive with creamy, spicey and earthy layers. The palate is vibrant, supple then chewy, harmonious and drives with a flourish. It will be more complex and delicious with 5+ years cellaring. Michael D
$75
$72ea in any 3+
$69ea in any 6+

Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie 2019

A complex, assertively perfumed bouquet evokes smoky, mineral-accented blackberry, cherry, olive, violet candy and cracked pepper. Sweet, focused and penetrating on the palate, offering intense black and blue fruit, floral pastille and cola flavors that steadily flesh out with aeration. The smoke and floral notes come back emphatically on a strikingly long, smooth finish that's given shape by fine-grained, slowly mounting tannins. Josh Raynolds
$365
$355ea in any 3+
$345ea in any 6+

Auguste Clape Cornas 2019

Five in a Row for Clape with 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 all stunning vintages!
$335
$320ea in any 3+
$305ea in any 6+

Domaine Hubert Lignier Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru ‘Charmes-Chambertin’ 2019

"Deeper and more structured than the Griotte, Lignier's 2019 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with notes of blackcurrants, cherries, sweet soil tones, wilted rose petals and spices. Medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, it's ample and voluminous, with velvety tannins, succulent acids and a broad, expansive finish." William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
$805
$785ea in any 3+
$765ea in any 6+

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Fanco's done it again!

Hoddles Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2021

You'd be hard pressed to fined a better value Pinot than this!
Comfort Wine is Here!

Contesa Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2018

Every one knows about comfort food. I'd rate this as comfort wine! The kind of drop that you crack on a cold winters night & it just warms you up!
$30
$27ea in any 6+
$25ea in any 12+

Wine Decoded ‘Bathtub’ Yarra Valley Cabernet 2015

The Wait is Over … Our 1st Wine Decoded Wine is Here!
$32
$29ea in any 3+
$26ea in any 6+

Boasso Dolcetto d’Alba 2019

What a lunch / bbq / pizza / everything wine!
$34
$32ea in any 3+
$30ea in any 6+

Wine Decoded Yarra Valley Shiraz 2016

The Wait is Over … Our 2nd Ever Wine Decoded Wine is Here!
$35
$32 for 3+
$29ea for 6+
Try something new!

Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

The Perfect intro to Nebbiolo from Italy! It's got all the complexity & style of good Neb. The Neb-Heads GO MENTAL!
$35
$34ea in any 6+
$33ea in any 12+
Try something new!

Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

The Perfect intro to Nebbiolo from Italy! It's got all the complexity & style of good Neb. The Neb-Heads GO MENTAL!
$35
$34ea in any 6+
$33ea in any 12+
Another delicious 2015

Proud Bovine Shiraz 2015

From the same vineyard the Wine Decoded Bathtub Shiraz comes from, this'll take you to a happy place!
$38.50
3 for $38.50ea
4-5 $37ea
6+ for $35ea
Min 3 — $115.50
Meet the future of McLaren Vale

Bondar Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2016

Grenache is Back Baby! ... and in Style! So many good wines coming out of Aus!
$40
From $36 per bottle*

Boasso Barbera d’Alba 2019

This is Cracking Barbera. Complete & Delicious!
$43
$40ea in any 3+
$37ea in any 6+

Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine 2019

A dense, savoury style with wonderful aromatic spice and earth character that feels very true to the Cabernet Franc variety. Le Domaine has a meaty, ferrous, animal nose so typical of top-notch Chinon and this particular Baudry cuvée shows a complex, fluid, sappy palate with roasted meat, wet earth, blackberry pastille and menthol characters. This is not at all a modern, pure, fruit-driven red, but rather it harks back to the more rustic, complex, sauvage, Rabelaisian Chinons of old. That said,
$46
$44ea in any 3+
$42ea in any 6+

Talenti Rosso di Montalcino 2019

Talenti are clearly going to be a staple on the Wine Decoded list!
$46
$43ea in any 3+
$40ea in any 6+
Hard to beat for the $

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru Clos de Myglands Monopole HALF 2019

Give it a couple of days open or a few years in bottle and you'll go to a happy place.
$46
$43ea in any 3+
$40ea in any 6+

Domaine Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019

Faiveley is definitely a Domaine on the Ascention
$47
$44ea in any 3+
$41ea in any 6+
Refined Perfumed Goodness!

TeMata Estate Awatea Cabernet Merlot 2018

The Awatea is a fantastic introduction to the Te Mata Estate wines. You get the supreme craftsmanship of a family owned winery with over a century of experience making wines in this region, some of the best fruit in NZ and so much history. Little sister to the Coleraine, this also a Bordeaux blend - the 2018 is made up of 48% cabernet sauvignon, 37% merlot, 15% cabernet franc. The wine gives ripe blackberry and blackcurrant aromatics with elements of vanilla creme and sandalwood. On the palat
$47
$45ea in any 3+
$43ea in any 6+
🍷Bravo Luca!🇮🇹

Roagna Dolcetto d’Alba 2018

This comes across more like a Neb than Dolcetto! None of the juby, puppy fat, perfumed, elegant, lovely texture and elevage .. just stunning!
$48
$46ea in any 3+
$44ea in any 6+