There are going to be plenty of opportunities to hunker down with big, beefy reds in the months to come, so here, for the optimists hoping for some last rays of summer sun, is summer in a glass: a beautifully fragrant, light red - all English roses, cherries and a delicate veneer of polished oak. The only thing it hasn't got is a suntan, but that's because Pinot Noir, the thoroughbred better known for producing great red Burgundy, is a red grape variety that doesn't need much colour to have plenty of flavour. English vineyard, English summer and English winemaker - try it with charcuterie, salmon, scallops with bacon, chicken, or as a pale and interesting red aperitif.
Bolney Estate Pinot Noir 2013, Sussex, England
£15.99, Waitrose (or on offer at £14.44)