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Lighter mid-priced reds


I’d have to second that. Excellent PN at a very fair price.


Good call on the South Africans - tasted both of them at the recent tasting. The Dirt Track is very ‘smashable’, as Duncan Savage aptly put it. The Geronimo is cool, spicy and classy.


Mrs A has selected the following:

Rosso di Montalcino, Canalicchio di Sopra 2016


Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Thymiopoulos 2018


Etna Rosso Fondo Filara Nicosia 2016


Chinon ‘Le Temps des Cerises’, Domaine de la Noblaie 2018


Moric Hausmarke Red 2017


Spätburgunder Markgräflerland, Martin Wassmer 2016


Thanks again guys, will try to remember to report back (if I get to try them!)


Can we recommend less than £10 as well? :wink:

This is just a lovely easy drinking lighter sort of red.

Or for a general set of lighter but good reds, some of which will fall into your price range, some of the Cru Beaujolais might fit the bill.


May I add an off the wall suggestion, this Nebbiolo from Ciabot berton. It light and floral, with just a touch of the Nebbiolo taste. I said out load, burgundy on tasting it. Beautiful, a real La Morra feel to it, which is where the fruit is grown.
Luckily for me I brought some from the winery this morning. It around the same price before a small quantity discount.
Yes it’s a lovely Barolo trip.


Another light(ish) red worth trying is Mondeuse. Both of these are great:

There’s something quite wild and spicy about this grape which I really like! :+1:


I haven’t tried the 2017 but normally this is very good for the price (particularly for Burgundy).


She has chosen… wisely :+1:t2:


We started opening these this weekend so thought I’d report back.

The Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Thymiopoulos 2018 was just as good as I expected. Is this the best value red on the site? My note:

Really great - lovely crunchy raspberry fruit, moving into black cherry on the finish, with juicy red apple. A touch of sweetness keeps it all in balance. Tannins are fine and fuzzy. Immensely drinkable, and sophisticated in a completely unpretentious fashion.

This one Moric Hausmarke Red 2017 wasn’t quite as much of a smash hit, but still went down really well

Blend of blaufränkisch, zweigelt and pinot noir. Rustic, but in an attractive way, with tangy fruit. Has some of the refreshing food-friendly quality of a heavier-style Beaujolais.


I thought this posting was about reds £10-£20.