Wine Whore Review:
Score = 8/10 Points
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Summary:
Opening a bottle of this wine feels like stepping into the sunlight of a summer day. The golden pear hue warms me as I soak in its bouquet. The sour apple tartness parades across the tongue leaving the palate refreshed like a brisk swig from a cool glass of tangy lemonade.

Despite differences in heritage, this particular wine reminds me of a Sauvignon Blanc. Both grapes produce fresh, aromatic white wine yet differ in primary growing regions. Miles away from Sauvignon Blanc, Torront�s is classified as the characteristic white wine grape of Argentina. While little is known about their arrival, it is certain that they have been rooted in Argentina for quite some time. To make matters even more complicated, there is a strong belief that Torront�s is related to the Malvasia group of grapes from the Eastern Mediterranean. Regardless of its history and heritage, it is certain that this grape can produce wines capable of both excellence and beauty.


Recommended Food Pairing:
I took a chance and tried this wine with some delicious homemade Chicken Parmesan. It complimented the tanginess of the red sauce sufficiently while also standing up to the flavor of the battered chicken. Refreshing after every bite, this wine is also ideal with seafood, Chinese, and spicy Thai food.


Vintage Info:
�This wine has a fresh flavor and is smooth. It has flavours of rose grapefruit, ripe fruits like peaches and quince. A balanced wine with great fineness in aromas and flavours. It presents intense floral aromas combined with tropical fruit and citric notes.�


Stats:
Vintage: 2008
Varietal: Torrontes
Appellation: Mendoza
Residual Sugar: N/A
pH: N/A
Production: N/A
Alcohol %: 15


Wine Whore Score:



With its sweet, dry finish, this Torrontes comes in with a total of 32 out of 40 points and an average score of 8 out of 10 points. Low cost and high enjoyability make this well balanced, soft and refreshing wine a great choice to relax with on a warm summer day or any day of the year for that matter.


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2 comments:

Shelly said...

I enjoy my whites outside in the summer. This one may be a little sweet for my liking but after a review like that who could say no?

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you for the positive feedback Shelly! :)

Whites are a refreshing way of enjoying summertime. This one was a great balance of sweet and refreshing. Just the right amount of acidity.

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