Our top Red Wine picks this Autumn
Autumn, a time when the dark nights are creeping in, temperatures drop, the leaves start to fall and the cravings for a glass of red wine intensify.
Unbeknown to some, there are actually two different dates when Autumn is said to begin. Autumn, when defined by the Earth's orbit around the Sun, in fact starts on the equinox, which typically falls on the 22nd or 23rd of September.
However, this has proven to be difficult when recording climate data, which needs set dates to be compared. As a result, the meteorological autumn always begins on 1st September.
Regardless of the date, Autumn gives us an opportunity to enjoy beautifully coloured landscapes and the exciting build-up to Christmas. There are so many reasons to love Autumn, but we have to admit, it’s definitely the best season to enjoy a glass of fruity red wine. So, to get you started down the road this year, we’ve created a list containing some of our favourite Red Wines this Autumn.
Chianti Sogatia 2019 – Red Wine £10
An impressively neat little bargain, a Chianti Sogatia that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian style. This slightly more buxom red is moreishly drinkable, soft and lip-smackingly ripe. The palate is still classic though - with dark cherry and plum. This really is the red wine to match with your takeaway pizza and a good classic gangster movie.
Masseria Borgo Dei Trulli Negroamaro 2020 – Red wine £11
Deep ruby in colour, this red wine offers aromas of ripe forest fruit, nutmeg and liquorice. The palate showcases flavours of plums, wild strawberries and black pepper so seductively intense that for the past 12 minutes you've been quacking like a duck. "1,2,3 you're back in the room!"
Qui pro Quo Umbria Rosso 2020 – Red Wine £13
This Red Wine is soft and fleshy, it is a perfect combination between the fullness and roundness of the Montepulciano and the elegant structure of the Sangiovese. It’s a fresh and fruity wine, very easy drinking characterized by a good structure, well balanced with a nice smoothness.
Château Léoville Barton Saint-Julien 2012 – Red Wine £100
The 2012 vintage of this Red Wine is a beautiful purple colour. It is an amazingly fresh red wine with a lovely flowery bouquet and notes of acacia. The palate is well balanced with no harsh tannins indicating quite early maturity.
Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2019 – Red Wine £29
When you bottle a Red Wine as fine as this, bright and aromatic, bursting with forest berries; fresh strawberry, blackcurrant and raspberry with ripe tannins and a juicy and crisp acidity, it appears you can make up your own rules!
Gemma Barolo del Comune di Castiglione Falletto 2016 – Red Wine £48
A special release Barolo Red Wine from Cantine Gemma to celebrate the exceptional 2016, the popular winery has made a series of Barolo from specific villages where they have vineyards.
Looking to buy Red Wine this Autumn?
The Oddbins Autumn Red Wine Range is certain to have just what you’re after. Not sure which of the Red Wines will best suit your palate? Try our looking through our Extensive Red Wine Range or contact our helpful team for advice via Live Chat, e-mail or by calling 0800 328 23 23.