There is no such thing, but if I had to nominate some candidates for the perfect everyday red, Torres Sangre de Toro would be on my list. Itâ€™s produced from Grenache grapes (responsible for Cotes du Rhoneâ€™s delicious flavours) but it can also be likened to Pinot Noir. Especially when lightly chilled. It combines lovely berry/spicy flavours with charm and great drinkability. A give-me-more wine. Not too big, not too light â€“ sort of perfect.Â Especially with white meats, tomato sauced pastas, and party sipping.
Torres Coronas has the same â€˜great everydayâ€™ feeling but with more masculinity â€“ more solid. Itâ€™s produced from Tempranillo (Rioja grape) and feels like a Cabernet. The perfect burger wine.
Gran Coronas is Torresâ€™s very successful venture into the world of Cabernet Sauvignon. A dazzling, show of richness, flavour, power and charm. Dinner party wine for when you need to impress. And make the steaks taste great.
TORRES 07 Sangre de Toro, Catalunya, Spain 6585 $11.75
TORRES 06 Coronas, Catalunya, Spain 29728 $13.45
TORRES 05 Gran Coronas Reserva, Catalunya, Spain 36483 $18.95 (Vintages Essentials)