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Light reds case, £65
11:52am Thursday 29th March 2007 in Leisure
Includes four bottles of each of the following three wines: In these days of heavyweight wines of 15% and more, many people are turning to lighter, crisper less alcoholic styles of wine. It isn't too long ago that we thought a Chateauneuf du Pape at 13.5% was a heavy wine, but that is nothing compared to quite a few of the wines we drink now. Here's a selection of lighter styles that still deliver ripe fruit but don't blow your head off into the bargain!
- Vina Canchal Tempranillo 2003, Ribera del Guadiana, Spain
The region of Ribera del Guadiana groups six sub-zones distributed between the region's two provinces: Badajoz to the south, and Cáceres to the north. Here the Cave San Jose produce this soft and delicate Tempranillo that has delightful flavours of ripe raspberries with wild strawberry undertones.
- Domaine des Castans Cote du Rhone 2005, Rhone Valley, France
The southern Rhone Valley is the home of the Domaine des Castans who produce this spicy, redcurrant fruited wine that is a blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault. Soft and fresh, this is a great partner for white meats and can even de enjoyed slightly chilled.
- Cantina di Custoza Bardolino 2003, Veneto, Italy
Cantina di Custoza is a co-operative that was established in 1968 and is located to the south of Lake Garda. Their excellent Bardolino is made from from the Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella grape varieties that produce lovely flavours of black cherry that is clean and refreshing.
The Gazette & Herald Wine Club is run in association with The Oxford Wine Company and John Stimpfig. Free delivery of your wine is available within 30 miles of Wiltshire. Please allow up to ten working days for delivery of your wine. If you have any questions about your order contact The Oxford Wine Company on 01865 301144 quoting The Gazette & Herald Wine Club or email: firstname.lastname@example.org