Summer and red wine are not usually a good combination. The extra heat in the air and the need for all things cool don’t necessarily bring forth a strong hankering for tannin and texture. The 2010 Quattro Vini by Waywood Wines is a perfect summer drop for all occasions. Soft enough to hold up to the heat, but still rich and full of passion, it looks like a red but behaves more like a gutsy rosé. With gorgeous floral notes of rose giving way to burnt marshmallow and vanilla, the Quattro is a combination of four of my favourite wines.
As a dead set Grenache and Tempranillo lover, this wine has impressed me. It’s one that is fabulously versatile; from the tapas bar, to the family bbq, to the balcony for late afternoon Sunday drinks. And, if you’re like me, it’s a great one to put in the bicycle basket and take down to the River Torrens for a low key picnic. Admittedly, I didn’t really attempt to match it perfectly with a set menu, but that’s the beauty of the medium bodied red wines: they go with everything. Even an assortment of macarons, a good book and an afternoon of lazing in the sun, as I discovered! Perfecto!