Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alamos Torrontés 2009, Salta, Argentina

This crisp and delightful wine is coming to us from Cafayate, which is a sub-region of Salta, located in Northwestern Argentina.

Technical Data: 100% Torrontés Riojano also known as Torrontés in Argentina. Stainless steel only. This wine is has twist-off cap.

Description: Light gold in color with greenish hues. Fruity and flowery aromas interwoven together in this clean and crisp wine. Generous wine showing off flavors of apricot, white peach and muscat well laced with honey and jasmine with a back drop of fresh herbs. Although the flavors seems to be on the sweet side, make no mistake, this is a crisp and dry wine with a clean long lasting finish and a nicely balanced acidity. A nice touch of sweetness by the end of the palate.

Food Pairing & Service: A crisp but quite charming wine which will pair well with a Goat cheese, try the one recommended to me by one of my friends from the "Cheese Fromagerie" Department from the store I was tasting in, the Cheese is from Vermont and is called Coupole, this pairing will knocks you socks off I guarantee it! Of course, this wine can be sip by itself as well or paired with salad and mild fish. Serve chilled.

Score: 8/10. Great find, stack it up.

Ageing Potential: Up to 3 years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $13.99

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