Light-bodied red wines

Some wines were just not meant to be blockbusters: among them are red Burgundy, which relies in structure and perfume rather than power, Beaujolais, which packs a fruity rather than fleshy punch, super-digestible Loire cabernet franc, and dry, refreshing, cherry-scented Valpolicella.

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Cantoiseau Rouge, Vin de France 2021

France Carignan Grenache
3.66667 star rating 3 Reviews
A soft-textured red, fruity with a touch of spice from Languedoc and good val...
Price:£6.50 Bottle
Price:£78.00 Case of 12

Domaine Laborie, Pays d'Oc 2021

France Carignan Grenache
3.55556 star rating 9 Reviews
Full of deliciously ripe and brambly fruit, this Languedoc blend of grenache,...
Price:£6.50 Bottle
Price:£78.00 Case of 12

Gamay, Jacques Dépagneux, Vin de France 2020

France Gamay
3.62069 star rating 29 Reviews
Fruit-driven southern French gamay, round, juicy and with the exuberance of y...
Price:£6.75 Bottle
Price:£81.00 Case of 12

Barbera del Piemonte, Amonte 2021

Italy Barbera
4 star rating 1 Reviews
Good intensity of cherry and redcurrant berries with a medium to light body a...
Price:£6.95 Bottle
Price:£83.00 Case of 12

Kékfrankos, Ostoros 2020

Hungary Kekfrankos
2.625 star rating 8 Reviews
Bright, crunchy, peppery kékfrankos from the Eger PDO just north-east of Buda...
Price:£7.25 Bottle
Price:£43.50 Case of 6

The Society's French Pinot Noir 2020

France Pinot Noir
3.86667 star rating 15 Reviews
A pinot from the Languedoc to delight the senses: fresh, round and fruity wit...
Price:£7.50 Bottle
Price:£90.00 Case of 12

Merlot-Syrah, Côtes de Gascogne, Domaine du Mage 2019

France Syrah/Shiraz
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Delightfully fruity, plummy merlot-syrah blend from the consistently excellen...
Price:£7.50 Bottle
Price:£45.00 Case of 6

Syrah-Mourvèdre, Côtes de Thongue, Domaine La Condamine L'Evêque 2021

France Syrah Mourvedre
4.71429 star rating 7 Reviews
A succulent and fruity blend from the Languedoc based on a majority of syrah ...
Price:£7.50 Bottle
Price:£90.00 Case of 12

Pinot Noir 'Pure Vallée' Vin de France, Famille Bougrier 2021

France Pinot Noir
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Easy-drinking Loire Valley pinot, fresh but well rounded in the new vintage, ...
Price:£7.50 Bottle
Price:£45.00 Case of 6

Saint-Pourçain La Réserve Spéciale 2019

France Gamay
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Medium-bodied blend of majority gamay with pinot noir from the Loire, more ge...
Price:£7.95 Bottle
Price:£95.00 Case of 12

The Winery of Good Hope Full Berry Fermentation Pinotage, Coastal 2021

South Africa Pinotage
5 star rating 1 Reviews
Modern South African pinotage in a refreshingly lighter style, made a bit lik...
Price:£8.50 Bottle
Price:£102.00 Case of 12

Beaujolais-Villages Cuvée Annie, Jacques Dépagneux 2020

France Gamay
3.25 star rating 4 Reviews
A supple and upfront Beaujolais with crunchy red-fruit character. Well balanc...
Price:£8.50 Bottle
Price:£102.00 Case of 12

Bononia Estate Gamza 2020

Bulgaria Kadarka
5 star rating 1 Reviews
Gamza is a red wine grape from Bulgaria which makes fresh, supple and light r...
Price:£8.50 Bottle
Price:£51.00 Case of 6

Cahors, Clos La Coutale 2020

France Malbec/Cot
0 star rating 0 Reviews
From well-sited vines in the Lot Valley, this is always a sound benchmark win...
Price:£8.95 Bottle
Price:£107.00 Case of 12

Half bottle of Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2018

France Syrah/Shiraz
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A savoury, full-flavoured Rhône syrah from the house that was instrumental in...
Price:£8.95 Half Bottle
Price:£107.00 Case of 12

Château d'Emeringes, Beaujolais-Villages Vieilles Vignes 2021

France Gamay
0 star rating 0 Reviews
This château, now sadly in disrepair, is high up in the northern hills near J...
Price:£8.95 Bottle
Price:£107.00 Case of 12

Marcillac ‘Lo Sang del Pais', Domaine du Cros 2020

France Fer
4 star rating 2 Reviews
Fer servadou, aka mansois, is the grape behind the lifeblood (sang) of the st...
Price:£9.50 Bottle
Price:£114.00 Case of 12

The Society’s Chianti Rùfina 2019

Italy Sangiovese
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A great-value Chianti. Perfumed and pure with violet, strawberry, cherry and ...
Price:£9.50 Bottle
Price:£114.00 Case of 12

Anselmo Mendes Pardusco, Vinho Verde 2019

Portugal
2.75 star rating 4 Reviews
A thoroughly modern expression of red Vinho Verde from Portugal, light and fr...
Price:£9.50 Bottle
Price:£114.00 Case of 12

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 'Les Cailloux', Famille Bougrier 2021

France Cabernet Franc
0 star rating 0 Reviews
More delicate than the 2020 vintage, with fresh berry and violet perfume, thi...
Price:£9.50 Bottle
Price:£57.00 Case of 6

Val de Loire Malbec, Domaine des Rochelles, J. Lebreton 2020

France Malbec/Cot
2.8 star rating 5 Reviews
A grape associated more with Argentina these days than with its origins in Fr...
Price:£10.95 Bottle
Price:£131.00 Case of 12

Valpolicella, Coffele 2021

Italy Corvina
0 star rating 0 Reviews
This charming light-bodied, berry-fruited, fresh Valpolicella has real fragra...
Price:£10.95 Bottle
Price:£131.00 Case of 12

Duché d'Uzès Les Perrasières, Domaine Camp Galhan 2021

France Syrah/Shiraz
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A delicious syrah from vineyards at the western edge of the Rhône Valley, bey...
Price:£10.95 Bottle
Price:£65.50 Case of 6

Adega de Colares Chão Rijo, Lisboa 2017

Portugal
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Different from the traditional, aged Colares reds, this is a versatile blend ...
Price:£10.95 Bottle
Price:£131.00 Case of 12

Quinta da Pedra Alta 'Pedra a Pedra' Clarete, Douro 2020

Portugal
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Light and fragrant expression of a traditional Douro style, to serve cool, wi...
Price:£11.50 Bottle
Price:£69.00 Case of 6

Radford Dale 'Vinum' Pinotage, Coastal 2021

South Africa Pinotage
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Lighter still in the fresh new vintage, with fittingly elegant new livery, th...
Price:£11.95 Bottle
Price:£71.50 Case of 6

Côtes du Forez, La Madone 2021

France Gamay
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Lightweight, fruity gamay grown on volcanic soils and at quite high altitude,...
Price:£12.95 Bottle
Price:£77.50 Case of 6

Pinot Noir Classic, Famille Hugel 2019

France Pinot Noir
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A lovely pinot vintage in Alsace, showing generous youthful black fruits, jus...
Price:£12.95 Bottle
Price:£155.00 Case of 12

Geyerhof StockWerk Zweigelt, Kremstal 2019

Austria Zweigelt
0 star rating 0 Reviews
From a stellar Austrian vintage, this light, bright, fresh and fruit-forward ...
Price:£12.95 Bottle
Price:£77.50 Case of 6

The Society's Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage 2020

France Syrah/Shiraz
4.4 star rating 5 Reviews
A gorgeous evocation of very ripe syrah from the northern Rhône in a vintage ...
Price:£13.95 Bottle
Price:£167.00 Case of 12

Menetou-Salon Rouge, Prieuré de St Céols 2019

France Pinot Noir
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Charming and approachable pinot noir from a property in the Loire Valley re-i...
Price:£13.95 Bottle
Price:£167.00 Case of 12

Vadio, Bairrada 2018

Portugal Baga
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Elegant Bairrada from a small family-owned estate in Portugal, where the loca...
Price:£13.95 Bottle
Price:£167.00 Case of 12

Vin de Savoie, Mondeuse Terres Rouges, Jean-François Quénard 2020

France Mondeuse
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Refreshing, full-flavoured Alpine dry red from eastern France, packed with ro...
Price:£14.50 Bottle
Price:£174.00 Case of 12

Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine Pochon 2018

France Syrah/Shiraz
3.55556 star rating 9 Reviews
A Wine Champion in our 2021 tastings. As Sebastian Payne MW said, ‘This ticks...
Price:£14.50 Bottle
Price:£174.00 Case of 12 (out of stock)

Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine Pochon 2020

France Syrah/Shiraz
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Etienne Pochon has been making Crozes for years in a style that is fruity, un...
Price:£14.95 Bottle
Price:£179.00 Case of 12

Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2018

France Syrah/Shiraz
3.2 star rating 5 Reviews
A savoury, full-flavoured Rhône syrah from the house that was instrumental in...
Price:£18.00 Bottle
Price:£216.00 Case of 12

Land of Hope Reserve Pinot Noir, Hemel & Aarde Ridge 2019

South Africa Pinot Noir
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Cool-climate pinot with sweet bright fruit and some silkiness on the palate. ...
Price:£18.50 Bottle
Price:£222.00 Case of 12

Mac Forbes EB74 'After Midnight' Yarra Valley Gamay 2021

Australia Gamay
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Light, lifted and delicate Australian gamay from the cool climate Yarra Valle...
Price:£21.00 Bottle
Price:£252.00 Case of 12 (out of stock)

Niepoort Vertente, Douro 2018

Portugal
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Vertente was first produced in 2000 to offer an approachable but ageworthy Po...
Price:£21.50 Bottle
Price:£129.00 Case of 6

Settlement Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

New Zealand Pinot Noir
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A new discovery for us from friend of Dog Point winery, Steve Planthaber. Thi...
Price:£24.00 Bottle
Price:£144.00 Case of 6

Sam Harrop Omahu Hawke's Bay Syrah 2017

New Zealand Syrah/Shiraz
4 star rating 2 Reviews
Omahu takes its name from the unique soil of the Gimblett Gravels region and ...
Price:£26.00 Bottle
Price:£156.00 Case of 6

Mac Forbes Coldstream Villages Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Australia Pinot Noir
0 star rating 0 Reviews
Mac's pinots are effortlessly elegant and pristine. This has a vibrant ruby c...
Price:£27.00 Bottle
Price:£162.00 Case of 6

Château Bel-Air Lagrave, Moulis-en-Médoc 1998

France Cabernet Merlot
2.5 star rating 2 Reviews
A rare example of a supple and silky textured fully mature claret for drinkin...
Price:£27.00 Bottle
Price:£324.00 Case of 12

Château Bel-Air Lagrave, Moulis-en-Médoc 2001

France Cabernet Merlot
4 star rating 1 Reviews
A mellow, sweetly-scented and fully mature Moulis from a Bordeaux property th...
Price:£27.00 Bottle
Price:£324.00 Case of 12

Pinot Noir V, Muré 2016

France Pinot Noir
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A fine, balanced Alsace pinot noir with lovely scented fruit with hints of wo...
Original price: £36.00 Current price:£32.00 Bottle
Original price: £432.00 Current price:£384.00 Case of 12

Magnum of Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2019

France Syrah/Shiraz
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A savoury, full-flavoured syrah from the house that was instrumental in creat...
Price:£32.00 Magnum
Price:£192.00 Case of 6

Sangiovese-Primitivo Cielo Via Mare, Puglia 2020

Italy Sangiovese
3.625 star rating 8 Reviews
A curious blend of sangiovese and primitivo from the heel of Italy, Puglia, t...
Due back in stock soon

Pinot Noir 'Pure Vallée' Vin de France, Famille Bougrier 2020

France Pinot Noir
5 star rating 3 Reviews
Smooth, easy-drinking pinot at a modest price is not easy to find. This is cl...

Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 'Les Cailloux', Famille Bougrier 2020

France Cabernet Franc
4.25 star rating 4 Reviews
Fresh, Brasserie-style cabernet franc from the Loire with pure bright fruit t...

Geyerhof StockWerk Zweigelt, Kremstal 2018

Austria Zweigelt
3 star rating 7 Reviews
Vivid, fresh and joyful zweigelt, with notes of raspberry preserve, cherry, c...

Château Coufran, Haut-Médoc 2001

France Cabernet Merlot
3.04651 star rating 43 Reviews
This is a fully mature 'old-school' claret displaying mellow complexity, medi...
Out of stock

Mac Forbes Yarra Junction Villages Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Australia Pinot Noir
2.33333 star rating 3 Reviews
The village of Yarra Junction, east of Melbourne, is home to some of Mac Forb...
Out of stock

Magnum of Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2016

France Syrah/Shiraz
0 star rating 0 Reviews
A deliciously fruity, vibrant northern Rhône syrah from a vintage that put th...
Out of stock
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