The early drinking red wine has had its high and low periods, yet there are still classic wines of the world made as just this – specifically Beaujolais, and the Joven (juvenile) wines of Spain. An early drinking red wine is nothing to be ashamed of – it is a celebration of the season, and demonstrates that not all red wines have to be profound and thought provoking. Some can just be downright enjoyable!
Generous and soft, with bright fresh flavours. The flavours are surprisingly complex as they evolve from one to another. There is great length of flavour, and abundant, but soft, juicy tannins. This wine drinks fantastically now, and will for some years.
Food ideas: bbq, warm afternoons, lamb loin chops, rib eye, spag bol, pizza, vegetarian samosa, all things casual and easy.