The Best Fruity Red Wines

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The Best Fruity Red Wines

Love fruity red wines and would like to taste some of the best? Meet our contenders, a fine selection of Pinot Noir and Gamay wines.

It's one of the hardest red wine grapes to grow, which is why it's often pricier. Pinot Noir captivates like no other red wine. Bright, fresh raspberry, cherry and plum fruit aromas. Light, intense, fruity, smooth and supple in taste.

Then there's Gamay, the grape whose prime goal seems to be deliciousness. Enjoy it slightly chilled, close your eyes, and you could be forgiven for forgetting it's a red wine in your glass.

There's even one wine here, the Coteaux Bourguignons, which combines both Pinot Noir and Gamay into a seductive glass that'll have you spellbound. (It's up for the People's Choice Wine Awards 2019 Food friendly red wines for light meals this year.)

When you want a red wine that's jam-packed with soft, mellow red and black fruit flavours. When you want tannins to be very much in the background. That's when Pinot Noir and Gamay come into their own. Here you'll be sipping on some of the smartest fruity red wines around
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1 xDevil's Corner Pinot Noir 2016, Tasmania

1 xHorizon de Bichot Pinot Noir 2016, Vin de France

1 xCoteaux Bourguignons 2015, Albert Bichot

3 xBeaujolais Villages Château de la Pierre 2016 Jean Loron

3 xDomaine de Cassagnau Pinot Noir 2016, Languedoc

3 xPaxis Always on Friday Pinot Noir 2016, Lisboa

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Devil's Corner Pinot Noir 2016, Tasmania

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Unoaked and approachable, with lifted violet aromas and herbal riffs, fresh summer pudding savouriness and velvet tannins.Sarah Ahmed, Decanter - Great value wines for the weekend under £20



Light, fruity, almost gamay-like...This is a red wine you could easily drink with grilled fish.

Fiona Beckett, The Guardian

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Tasmania

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayDuck, Lentils & Pulses

The Producer

Brown Brothers has thrived beyond four generations not just through family loyalty or a vision of the future but also because of the vast expertise in nurturing their vineyards and in making high class wines. Founded in 1889 by John Francis Brown, it was under the guidance of his son, John Charles Brown, that Brown Brothers established its reputation as a producer willing to experiment with innovative grape varieties.
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Duck glazed with Plum and Soy

A Chinese-inspired duck dish with both fruity and savoury elements needs a smooth, savoury red made from Pinot Noir or Italian varietals such as Barbera. We'd recommend the Devil's Corner Pinot Noir from Tasmania. Full recipe

Horizon de Bichot Pinot Noir 2016, Vin de France

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Take a renowned producer of exquisite Burgundy wines, let them loose in new territories, and what do you get? The Horizon de Bichot wines. Very smart French Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (sticking to their strengths) from the south-west of France. Not Burgundy, but every bit as spellbinding. As is the remarkably reasonable price

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Vin de France

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Mild), Sausages, Tomato-Based Dishes

The Producer

The Bichot family settled in Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, Burgundy in 1350. The family’s coat of arms has not changed since nor has its symbol, a doe, or biche in French. Their wine heritage goes back to 1831 with Bernard who was a wine trader. It was his son, Hippolyte, who brought the first vines in Volnay and grandson, Albert, who rooted the Bichot name in Beaune from which the family business grew. Since 1996 Bichot has been under Albéric Bichot who is completely focused on developing the future of the company without compromising family tradition or quality.
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Tartiflette

The rich combination of potato, cheese, bacon and garlic could stop anyone in their tracks so pick ripe reds with good acidity or structured whites which will both cut through the delicious stodge! This dish is calling out for a French Pinot Noir. Full recipe

Coteaux Bourguignons 2015, Albert Bichot

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A delectable blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay - juicy, spicy and pleasing on the palate. Made by IWC 'Red Winemaker of the Year' Alain Serveau



People's Choice Wine Awards 2019: Finalist - Food friendly red wines for light meals

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Percentage Alcohol

12.6

Region

Burgundy

Grape Variety

ArrayGamay, Pinot Noir

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Rice Dishes, Turkey

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

The Bichot family settled in the Chateau of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, Burgundy in 1350. The family’s coat of arms has not changed since nor has its symbol, a doe, or biche in French. Their wine heritage started in 1831 with Bernard who was a wine trader. It was his son, Hippolyte, who brought the first vines in Volnay and grandson, Albert, who rooted the Bichot name in Beaune from which the family business escalated. Since 1996 Bichot has been under Albéric Bichot who is completely focused on developing the future of the company without compromising family tradition or quality.
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Blackened Steak with Red Wine Jus

A simple rump steak calls for a medium to full-bodied red to square up to the dense structure of the meat. Head to reds with some oak ageing to give a touch of spice. Try Albert Bichot's Coteaux Bourguignons for starters, its structure holds up well to the steak. Full recipe

Beaujolais Villages Château de la Pierre 2016 Jean Loron

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This wine shows black fruit character and a touch of sweet spice.

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Beaujolais

Grape Variety

Gamay

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayCharcuterie, Duck, Sushi, Vegetarian

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

With a history going back over 300 years, Maison Jean Loron knows a thing or two about the production of top Beaujolais. The house is now owned by the 8th generation of the Loron family, Xavier Barbet, who in 2016 handed over the day to day running of the business to Philippe Bardet. Today the house owns 120 hectares of vineyards across seven of the Beaujolais Cru as well as owning and working with growers in the Maconnais region of southern Burgundy.

Charcuterie Board

Cured meats match perfectly with light reds from Beaujolais with a hint of sweetness, with the fresh, juicy fruit in the wine contrasting with the smoked/salty flavours in the meats. Full recipe

Domaine de Cassagnau Pinot Noir 2016, Languedoc

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The Languedoc just might be the top candidate for giving its vignerons the most freedom in all of France. Sure, you'll find superb Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah red wines. But you'll also find grape varieties more usually associated with other regions. Like this exceptional value Pinot Noir. A top recommendation for you.

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Languedoc

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

France

Style

ArrayLight-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayChicken, Game Bird, Rice Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Family-owned Domaine de Cassagnau is situated in the heart of the Languedoc region, due south of Carcasonne. The success of the estate has very much relied on the women of the family, with Berthe Abet in charge of the domaine for six decades and through two world wars. A doctor by profession, Jacques inherited the estate from his mother, Berthe's daughter Jacqueline, and continues the family business with wife Collette.
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Chicken Paupiette filled with Sundried Tomato and Mushrooms

The multi-layered flavours of savoury mushroom, sweet, sun-dried tomato and rich aubergine and pepper calls for a bit of an all-rounder. A soft, easy-drinking red like our Domaine de Cassagnau Pinot Noir will cover all the required taste bases! Full recipe

Paxis Always on Friday Pinot Noir 2016, Lisboa

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Top 10 Best-Selling Red Wine



Ripe and fruity Pinot Noir from Portugal's number one winemaker.

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Lisboa

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

Portugal

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayGame Meats, Pork, Rice Dishes

The Producer

Founded by winemaking legend José Neiva Correia in 1998, DJF Vinhos is located in the Lisboa region which stretches north along the coast from the capital Lisbon. A simple philosophy with an ambitious aim: to transform the rich and diverse Portuguese varieties into top quality wines that are accessible to all. Quality and value for money are key, and the estate even buys in used oak barrels and employ two coopers to take them apart and strip them back to the new wood – as good as new for a fraction of the price. DJF is not short of fans, with more awards than any other Portuguese producer of the last 20 years, including red wine of the year at the IWC and twice Portuguese Winery of the Year in the New York Wine Competition since 2012.
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Portuguese Salt Cod

The robust flavour of salt cod with spicy piri piri can stand up to a red wine such as a Pinot Noir. So there's no need to match this white fish with a white wine on this occasion - try the fruity, balanced Paxis with soft tannins to stand up to the rich fish and vibrant seasoning. Full recipe
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Pinot

A pleasure to drink, a comforting alternative to rose even in this hot spell. Very delicate yet a touch of spice.

By Caroline on 18th July 2018

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