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Varietal Spotlight: Argentina’s Torrontés Worth A Taste

Apr 2, 2012
Varietal Spotlight: Argentina’s Torrontés Worth A Taste
Quality, simply labeled, great value

argentinaPlanted at very high altitudes in Argentina’s Calchaquies Valley, torrontés is a grape you may not be familiar with. Argentina is the leading producer of this delicious varietal.

The wine is fresh, aromatic, smooth and slightly crisp. Its peachy, fruity flavors and aromas might remind you slightly of viognier.

If you’re eating Thai food, or other spicy food, or just enjoying some good cheese, torrontés would be a great pairing.

Best of all, this is a value wine, meant to be enjoyed young and cold, especially perfect as warmer weather approaches.

Here are three suggestions:

Crios Susana Balbo Torrontés 2011 (Salta, Argentina) $11

Avenida 67 Torrontés 2011 (Famatina Valley, Argentina) $10

And for fun, there’s also a sparkling torrontés you might want to try:
Deseasdo Familia Schroeder Sparkling Torrontés NV (Mendoza, Argentina) $18

What’s your favorite wine from Argentina? Tell us below.


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