Lambrusco is a bubbly Italian red. The common winemaking method for Lambrusco makes it the lightest red wine on our list. In fact, if you want to nit-pick, Lambrusco di Sorbara is the lightest of them all. Lambrusco is the name of several wine grapes native to Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy (Same region as Parmigiano-Reggiano).
Grenache is known for spice and aromatic characteristics, which is why it’s so widely known as a blending grape. Its light body and high acidity makes it the perfect summer wine to add to our list of notable light reds. 7. Nebbiolo
The infographic below, produced by the wine makers Kendall Jackson, looks at wine in exactly this way, starting with the light bodied wines, such as Gamay, and heading to the heaviest wines like Malbec and Durif.
Do You Know All 13 Light Red Wine Varieties? 1 Lambrusco. 2 Gamay. 3 Zweigelt. 4 Pinot Noir. 5 St. Laurent. 6 Cinsaut (cinsault) 7 Pinotage. 8 Primitivo. 9 Grenache. 10 Counoise. More items
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