Red Wines

We offer more red wine than white on our website… Well, there is a view that a meal without red wine is like a day without sunshine…

As a general rule red grape varieties tend to perform at their best in warmer temperatures than white. So whilst one could argue that the very greatest reds of the world come from marginal zones where the local vines need to be coaxed to full ripeness - for example Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, Pinot Noir in Burgundy and Syrah in the northern Rhône - there is abundant decent red wine available now from countries or regions enjoying a Mediterranean climate; in particular the south of France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, California, etc.

While certain grape varieties are associated with particular countries or regions (for example Sangiovese with central Italy, Tempranillo with Spain, Malbec with Argentina, Carmenère with Chile, the home-grown Pinotage with South Africa, Zinfandel with California), it is the varieties best known for making top French wine - Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Syrah (Shiraz), Pinot Noir, and, to a lesser extent, Grenache and Mourvèdre - which have been widely planted all over the new world.

A word about ripeness, alcohol levels and climate change. Red wines, even more than white, are becoming more alcoholic. This is as a result of a number of different factors working together. First, consumers now seek riper wines - wines made from grapes which are picked properly ripe, with higher sugar levels which, once fermented out, become higher alcohol levels. (My theory as to why riper wines are so much more popular is related to us having become accustomed to higher sugar levels in a modern diet). Better management of the vines (in particular the "canopy" of the leaves) and more sophisticated weather forecasting has enabled growers to ripen their grapes better and pick at the right moment.

And on top of that is climate change. Thirty years ago reds from Bordeaux used to be bottled at 12-12.5%; since the hot 2009 vintage most examples show 13-14.5%, and some wines actually contain over 15% of alcohol.

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Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin, Aux Echezeaux, 2017

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Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin, Aux Echezeaux, 2017

A single vineyard wine, from vines planted in 1928 at the southern limit of Gevrey bordering...

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Light > Full

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourRed

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeFUR217

GrapePinot Noir

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Faiveley, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2017

Luscious, red fruited palate with a silky texture backed by soft tannins. Light, fresh and...

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OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourRed

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeFAJ517

GrapePinot Noir

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Jean Guiton, Pommard, 2018

From three plots - Rue au Port, En Mareau and Les Vignots - situated on either side of the...

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Light > Full

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourRed

ABV14.4%

Bottle75cl

CodeGUI918

GrapePinot Noir

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Faiveley, Mercurey Rouge, La Framboisiere, 2018

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Faiveley, Mercurey Rouge, La Framboisiere, 2018

A 10 hectare Faiveley monopole with old vines delivering real substance. All in barrel, about...

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OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFAJ618

GrapePinot Noir

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Huber-Verdereau, Bourgogne Cote D'Or Pinot Noir, Les Constances, 2019

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Huber-Verdereau, Bourgogne Cote D'Or Pinot Noir, Les Constances, 2019

From two parcels 35 and 45 years old, from cement tank biodynamically farmed (Demeter...

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OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourRed

ABV12.5%

Bottle75

CodeHUB319

GrapePinot Noir

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 Finca Tobella, Priorat, Selección, 2017

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Finca Tobella, Priorat, Selección, 2017

A blockbuster, a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon with a year in oak....

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OriginSpain

RegionPriorat

ColourRed

ABV14.8%

Bottle75cl

CodeTOB317

GrapeCarignan, Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon

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Peique Viedos Viejos Mencia, Bierzo, 2018

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Peique Viedos Viejos Mencia, Bierzo, 2018

From 70-year-old vines grown at altitude, demonstrating the power and potential to be found in...

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Light > Full

OriginSpain

RegionBierzo

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePEI318

GrapeMencia

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Peique, Mencia, Bierzo, 2020

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Peique, Mencia, Bierzo, 2020

Of the 40 hectares of this family run estate 98% of it is dedicated to the grape Mencia. This...

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OriginSpain

RegionBierzo

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePEI220

GrapeMencia

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Vieille Dynastie, Lalande de Pomerol, 2018

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Vieille Dynastie, Lalande de Pomerol, 2018

60% Merlot with 20% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc; on gravelly soils over a...

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Light > Full

OriginFrance

RegionBordeaux

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeVID118

GrapeMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc

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Domaine Pichat, Cote Rotie, Champons, 2016

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Domaine Pichat, Cote Rotie, Champons, 2016

Champon’s lies in the northern, schistous sector of the appellation. This wine shows Côte...

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OriginFrance

RegionRhone

ColourRed

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePID316

GrapeSyrah & Viognier

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Domaine du Joncier, Lirac, Ici, 2017

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Domaine du Joncier, Lirac, Ici, 2017

Based on Grenache with Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan, biodynamic (certified Demeter). Intense...

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OriginFrance

RegionRhone

ColourRed

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeJON417

GrapeRhone blend

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Jean Guiton, Savigny Les Beaune 2017

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Jean Guiton, Savigny Les Beaune 2017

"Mid crimson. Light, fresh, pretty fruit on the nose. Very emphatic and full of fruit. An...

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OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourRed

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeGUI217

GrapePinot Noir

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