Light-bodied reds are typically produced from grapes with thin skin, lending to a pale color (you can see through them in a glass) and very light tannins. Flavors can range anywhere from fruity to herbaceous to leathery, depending on the varietal, and the wines may be aged in stainless steel, oak, or other vessels.
The most popular light-bodied red is Pinot Noir, but other examples include Gamay, Dolcetto, and Cinsault. These wines are excellent paired with pork, poultry, spicy and oriental foods, and bloomy rind cheeses.
Check out light-bodied reds on Vinebase below!