AS spring kicks in the need for big tannic reds diminishes and I go in search of lighter reds.
Sometimes when the sun’s out I fancy nothing but a very simple, fruity red that can be chilled.
The Italians have quite a few examples of this style of wine, such as the sweetish Dolcetto.
In France the youngest, simplest Beaujolais fulfils the same role.
Australian reds are not always associated with this style of wine, but there’s one grape variety which is unique to the country and the epitome of ‘light and fruity’.
The grape variety Tarrango was created in Australia in 1965 at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
Crossing the Portuguese grape Touriga Nacional