Rd1: Light soft red wines, not too tannic.
Synonym(s) : Light-bodied
A very large family where millions of wines can be put into this category. Their lightness of these wines can be attributed to either the nature of the grape [i.e. Gamay …], the wine-making process (short maceration, carbonic maceration …), or climatic reasons, (vineyards in cooler climates generally produce lighter wines). These wines are built for rapid consumption, meaning less than 5 years. They are more enjoyable when drunk during their youth and quite fruity.