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 2020

France Carignan Grenache
A light, fruity, round-tasting Languedoc blend of carignan and grenache, deli...
Price:£5.95 Bottle
Price:£71.00 Case of 12

Sangiovese-Primitivo Cielo Via Mare, Puglia 2020

Italy Sangiovese
A curious blend of sangiovese and primitivo from the heel of Italy, Puglia, t...
Price:£6.25 Bottle
Price:£37.50 Case of 6

Domaine Laborie, Pays d'Oc 2020

France Carignan Grenache
Full of deliciously ripe and brambly fruit, this Languedoc blend of grenache,...
Price:£6.25 Bottle
Price:£75.00 Case of 12

Château Massieu Boutet, Bordeaux 2019

France Merlot
Made without the use of oak in order to retain maximum fruit expression, this...
Price:£6.50 Bottle
Price:£39.00 Case of 6

Gamay, Jacques Dépagneux, Vin de France 2020

France Gamay
Fruit-driven southern French gamay, round, juicy and with the exuberance of y...
Price:£6.50 Bottle
Price:£78.00 Case of 12

Pinot Noir, Château Vartely 2017

Moldova Pinot Noir
A light-bodied Moldovan pinot of genuine character and uncomplicated charm. T...
Price:£6.50 Bottle
Price:£78.00 Case of 12

Barbera del Piemonte, Amonte 2020

Italy Barbera
Charming cherry-scented light and refreshing wine from Piedmont in the north ...
Price:£6.75 Bottle
Price:£81.00 Case of 12

The Society's French Pinot Noir 2020

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

Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane, Paolini 2020

Italy Nero d'Avola
Vibrant Sicilian red with naturally sweet and scented, racy fruit flavour, ma...
Price:£7.50 Bottle
Price:£45.00 Case of 6

Plaimont, Moonseng Merlot-Manseng Noir, Côtes de Gascogne 2018

France Merlot
Manseng noir is the secret ingredient in this deliciously fruity red from Gas...
Price:£7.95 Bottle
Price:£47.50 Case of 6

Bononia Estate Gamza 2019

Bulgaria Kadarka
Gamza is a red wine grape from Bulgaria which makes fresh, supple and light r...
Original price: £8.95 Current price:£8.00 Bottle
Original price: £53.50 Current price:£48.00 Case of 6

Valpolicella Valpantena, Torre del Falasco 2020

Italy Corvina
Vibrant, red-berry and cracked black-pepper perfume, a light body yet concent...
Price:£8.75 Bottle
Price:£52.50 Case of 6

Touraine Tradition, Domaine de la Renaudie 2018

France
Our Wine Champions panel found themselves pining for a charcuterie board when...
Price:£8.95 Bottle
Price:£107.00 Case of 12

Trenel, Beaujolais-Villages 2018

France Gamay
Ripe, full-flavoured wine principally from hillside vineyards near Vaux, with...
Price:£8.95 Bottle
Price:£107.00 Case of 12

Marcillac ‘Lo Sang del Pais', Domaine du Cros 2019

France Fer
These steep, iron-rich slopes in south-west France have been good vineyard co...
Price:£9.25 Bottle
Price:£111.00 Case of 12

Anjou Rouge 'L'Ardoise', Domaine des Rochelles 2020

France Cabernet Franc
Now fully certified organic, the Lebretons' range starts with this light, fre...
Price:£9.25 Bottle
Price:£111.00 Case of 12

The Society’s Chianti Rùfina 2018

Italy Sangiovese
A great-value Chianti. Perfumed and pure with strawberry, cherry and red-appl...
Price:£9.25 Bottle
Original price: £111.00 Current price:£95.00 Case of 12

Niellucciu, Corse Rouge, Terra Nostra 2019

France Sangiovese
Full-flavoured, dry, gutsy red made from niellucciu, which is the Corsican na...
Price:£9.50 Bottle
Price:£57.00 Case of 6

Valpolicella Classico, Tenuta Novare 2020

Italy Corvina
Made in a modern style, this delicious Italian red has a light touch. There a...
Price:£9.95 Bottle
Price:£59.70 CASE6

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

France Malbec/Cot
Malbec – a grape associated more with Argentina these days than with its orig...
Price:£10.95 Bottle
Price:£131.00 Case of 12

Blind Spot Strathbogie Ranges Pinot Noir 2020

Australia Pinot Noir
Vibrant, modern Australian pinot, with fresh redcurrant, cherry and blackcurr...
Price:£11.50 Bottle
Price:£138.00 Case of 12

Vespolina Colline Novaresi, La Mostella 2017

Italy
Vespolina is native to Piedmont in northern Italy, with a genetic link to neb...
Price:£11.50 Bottle
Price:£69.00 Case of 6

Bardolino Le Fraghe 2020

Italy Corvina
Light-bodied, fragrant and refreshing, this is the best Bardolino we know and...
Price:£11.95 Bottle
Price:£71.50 Case of 6

Côtes du Forez, La Madone 2020

France Gamay
A deliciously fruity gamay from volcanic soils in the Massif Central in Franc...
Price:£12.95 Bottle
Price:£77.50 Case of 6

Geyerhof StockWerk Zweigelt, Kremstal 2018

Austria Zweigelt
Vivid, fresh and joyful zweigelt, with notes of raspberry preserve, cherry, c...
Price:£12.95 Bottle
Price:£77.50 Case of 6

The Society's Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage 2019

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

Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine Pochon 2018

France Syrah/Shiraz
A Wine Champion in our 2021 tastings. As Sebastian Payne MW said, ‘This ticks...
Price:£14.50 Bottle
Price:£174.00 Case of 12

The Society's Exhibition Haut-Médoc 2016

France Cabernet Merlot
Our members know a good claret when they try one, and Château Beaumont has be...
Price:£16.00 Bottle
Price:£192.00 Case of 12

Nocera Sicilia, Planeta 2018

Italy
The rare indigenous nocera grape, here grown in a spectacular vineyard in the...
Price:£16.50 Bottle
Price:£99.00 Case of 6

Chinon 'Les Cornuelles', Domaine Serge et Bruno Sourdais 2015

France Cabernet Franc
From Bruno Sourdais' oldest vines in a fine, healthy but structured vintage, ...
Price:£16.50 Bottle
Price:£99.00 Case of 6

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

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

Château Coufran, Haut-Médoc 2001

France Cabernet Merlot
This is a fully mature 'old-school' claret displaying mellow complexity, medi...
Price:£19.00 Bottle
Price:£228.00 Case of 12

Xinomavro Naoussa, Markovitis 2015

Greece Xinomavro
A xinomavro of real focus and restraint, with pure flavours of cherry, redcur...
Price:£20.00 Bottle
Price:£120.00 Case of 6

Brézème Rouge, Domaine de Bréseyme 2017

France Syrah/Shiraz
Full-flavoured, ripe-tasting syrah from a tiny enclave of vines somewhat betw...
Price:£22.00 Bottle
Price:£132.00 Case of 6

Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Australia Pinot Noir
Mac Forbes pinot noir is a joy in the 2020 vintage. This is made in a vibrant...
Price:£23.00 Bottle
Price:£276.00 Case of 12

Bründlmayer Pinot Noir, Langenlois 2017

Austria Pinot Noir
Elegant, perfumed Austrian pinot noir with aromas of redcurrant, cherry and c...
Price:£25.00 Bottle
Price:£150.00 Case of 6

Syrah-Mourvèdre, Côtes de Thongue, Domaine La Condamine L'Evêque 2020

France Syrah Mourvedre
From a very ripe Languedoc vintage this is a succulent and fruity blend based...
Price:£6.95 Bottle
Price:£83.00 Case of 12

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

France Syrah/Shiraz
Delightfully fruity, plummy merlot-syrah blend from the consistently excellen...
Out of stock

Cahors, Clos La Coutale 2019

France Malbec/Cot
From well-sited vines in the Lot Valley, this is always a sound benchmark win...
Out of stock

Jean-Marc Burgaud, Beaujolais-Villages Les Vignes de Lantignié 2019

France Gamay
The highly respected Burgaud family has vines in Lantigné, high up in the hil...
Out of stock
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