WINE

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE - ANDY CRONSHAW

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

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