Chilled reds for summer

An ice-cold bottle of red wine? It may sound bonkers, but it works - for some grape varieties, at least. Here are 6 great reds to chill this summer

Domaine de la Croix de Chaintres Saumur Champigny

This wine is full of fresh blackcurrant fruit flavours and has a subtle herby character.

Waitrose Mellow and Fruity Spanish Red

An oak-free, juicy, cherry-scented red. It makes a brilliant garden party red.

Recchia Bardolino 

This is a classic belnd of Italian red grapes. Juicy and fresh, it loves a dressing-drenched tomato salad.


Waitrose Beaujolais-Villages

This wine is firm, fresh and loaded with raspberry flavours, and the word 'Villages' in the title means it's a step up in quality from standard Beaujolais.

The Edge Pinot Noir

This doesn't need to spend long in the fridge, but drinking it very lightly brings out its bright side.

Dawn Patrol Syrah Grenache

Rich and juicy with a little spice, this South African red gem is perfect lightly chilled for meaty barbecues