Recent break up aside, it’s hard not to believe the universe is looking after you when, shortly afterwards, a big box of vino lands on your doorstep.
Anyway, Quay 5’s range consists of three ‘refreshing blends’; a Rose, White and Red. They all clock in at around 64 calories (240 kilojoules) a glass which is roughly the equivalent of a large apple. Nice, very nice…
I invited a few of my girlfriends round for a last minute cheese and wine and used it as an excuse to open up the bottles and get a few opinions.
As it turned out, the rose (a blend that includes berry, Turkish Delight and Candy Floss notes) was the clear favourite.
The red (spicy berries, traces of chocolate – yum!) was also pretty good but some felt it tasted a bit ‘watered down’. I didn’t mind this actually; it makes it the kind of rooi that I could easily drink outdoors on a hot summer’s day; fab for a picnic. The white, however, (tropical fruit and citrus), didn’t get much love from my crowd and was deemed too sweet. Still, my friend Shelley, who’s a bit of a foodie, says that if you like sweet white wines (and many people do), it should go down very well.
If you’ve given these babies a bashing yourself, let me know which one you liked best in the comments section. For more info on Quay 5 and other Two Ocean’s wines, pop on over to their Facebook page.