About This Wine
Many vintners in Argentina refer to Torrontes as their "calling card" wine.
Malbec is the country's red wine star, but it is not exclusive to Argentina; its home in Bordeaux, and it's also grown in several other regions around the world. Torrontes, on the other hand, not only is native to Argentina, but nearly unique to it.
But uniqueness does not sell wine, so it's a good thing that Torrontes also is a highly regarded variety. Argentine vintners make it into a wine that is somewhat reminiscent of Viognier: floral, light, fruitful and exceedingly easy to like.
The 2008 Inca Torrontes was crafted from grapes grown in the Calchaquies Valley, part of Argentina's Salta province. It has that characteristic bed-of-flowers aroma, leading to refreshing melon and citrus flavors. Rich and viscous, it's more substantial than the typical Viognier, a trait that makes it a welcome addition to the dinner table. You may even want to make it your "house wine."
- Grape Composition:100% Torrontes
- Grape Source:Calchaquies Valley in the Salta Provine of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Flowers, Melon, Citrus & Orange Rind
- When to Drink:Now Through 2012
- Food Pairing SuggestionChinese-style orange chicken, or a fruit-and-marshmallow salad.