Cards of Wine

Wine Body Levels

Body

Light Bodied Reds

Light bodied wines have low levels of alcohol, sugar, tannins, and extracts. They feel light in the mouth like water or skimmed milk.

Beaujolais
Valpolicella
Bourgogne
Pinot Noir (France)
St.Laurent
Zweigelt

Medium Bodied Reds

Medium bodied wines have medium levels of alcohol, tannins, sugar and extracts. They feel medium light in the mouth like whole milk.

Barbera
Cabernet Franc
Garnacha
Grenache
Merlot
Pinot Noir (NW)
Rioja
Côtes du Rhône
Chianti
Primitivo
Ribera del Duero
Sangiovese
Zinfandel

Full Bodied Reds

Full bodied wines have high levels of alcohol, tannins, sugar and extracts. They feel heavy in the mouth like whole milk.

Malbec
Bordeaux
Cab. Sauvignon
Nebbiolo
Syrah
Shiraz
Pinotage
Barbaresco
Barolo

Light Bodied Whites

Medium Bodied Whites

Full Bodied Whites