Remember the Fuzion craze? Sure, it was a great buy but, so were dozens of other Argentinian reds. Well, there is a new low-priced red – called Toro Brava from Spain, that people are grabbing by the case. First shipment sold out in days. Another thousand cases just arrived, and another boat load is on the water. While Fuzion was yummy New World, Toro Brava is traditional – lightish, bone dry, refreshing, appetizing, and not unlike an everyday Italian red. The perfect style of red wine for everyday drinking, and for foods.
Could Toro Brava be the retro step that red wine needs – taking the world back to ‘real wine’ as opposed to the slightly sweet, highly perfumed, very smooth edition that has ruled for too long? I hope so. Get a case for Summer house red. Lightly chill.
TORO BRAVA 18, Tempranillo/Merlot, Valencia, Spain 635755 $7.95