Top 10 reds to chill

See also: Loire Reds 2005 Refreshing summer whites White Burgundy 2005 You never know what the weekend weather will bring, so keep these refreshing reds at cellar temperature (about 12C) and they'll be perfect for dinner on the terrace or Sunday lunch with the rain beating against the windows... LAST WEEK: Top 10 Picnic wines NEXT WEEK: Top 10 late summer barbecue wines

Cave de Roquebrun, Les Fiefs d’Aupenac, Saint-Chinian Roquebrun, Languedoc-Roussillon 2006 France

This delicious wine won the Red Languedoc-Roussillon Under £10 trophy at the DWWA. Spicy fruit, cloves and dried fruits aromas Lots of fruit on the palate, Soft and balanced palate.

  • £7.89 Tesco
  • Skalli, Terra Vecchia Merlot/Nielluccio Réserve, Vin de Pays Ile de Beaute, Corsica 2007

    The winner of the DWWA Red Regional France Under £10 trophy, the wine displays soft and ripe spicy fruit. Garrigue and a little floral – a touch of violets. Supple with a firm backbone and fresh on the finish.

  • £5.99 Somerfield
  • Château Thivin, Cuvée la Chapelle, Côte-de-Brouilly 2006

    Lifted, floral nose leads into a palate packed with fresh fruit, really good.

  • £13.99 Wimbledon Wine Cellars
  • Jean foillard, Cuvée Corcelette, Morgon 2006

    Aromatic and intense nose of violets and spice. Gentle and elegant palate, with good purity of fruit and concentration. Delicious and supple.

  • £17.75 H&H Bancroft
  • Jean foillard, Cuvée Corcelette, Morgon 2006

    Aromatic and intense nose of violets and spice. Gentle and elegant palate, with good purity of fruit and concentration. Delicious and supple.

  • £17.75 H&H Bancroft
  • Charles Joguet, Les Varennes du Grand Clos, Chinon, Loire 2004

    Attractive dried herbs with cherry and red berry fruit. Crunchy, fresh picked fruit with dried herbs, ripe tannins, very well done elegant wine.

  • £11 Adnams
  • Equipe Asda Extra Special , Valpolicella Ripasso, Veneto 2006 Italy

    Black cherries with a touch of raisin. Fresh acidity on the palate, good tannins, balanced, easy style but enjoyable.

  • £5.98 Asda
  • Banrock Station, Sparkling Shiraz, South Eastern Australia NV

    Rich nose with some concentrated red fruit. A very good example of Australian Shiraz.

  • 5.19-7.99 Asda, Waitrose
  • Valle De La Puerta , La Puerta Reserva Bonarda, La Rioja 2006 Argentina

    Intense dark berry and plum fruit. Good concentration with some sweet fruit. Very juicy characters on the finish.

  • £6.99 Patriarche
  • Brown Brothers Tarrango, Victoria 2007 Australia

    Ripe cherry nose with some earthy flavours. Sweet and fleshy with ripe and juicy fruit. Good balance. Bets served cold.

  • £5.98-6.39 Asda, Waitrose, Budgens, Tesco, Sainsburys
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