About This Wine
What do you say we take a stroll in a vineyard planted to Torrontes?
The first thing you need to know is that you’re probably in Argentina. Although there are small plantings of the variety in other countries, a vast majority of the world’s Torrontes is grown in Argentina — the home of Bodegas y Vinedos Jesus Fantelli & Sons, the maker of this featured wine selection.
Whereas many winegrapes are quite small in size, note that the Torrontes berries are medium-sized to large. They are almost perfectly round, and as the harvest season draws near, they transform from a yellowish-green color to a more golden hue. The leaves that help to regulate sun exposure are dark green and pentagon-shaped.
Put wide swaths of those colors against a backdrop of surrounding mountain ranges, and you have a scene worthy of a postcard. And about six months after the grapes are picked, you have a wine worthy of your wineglass — no trip to Argentina necessary.
- Grape Composition:100% Torrontes
- Grape Source:Mendoza Growing Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Pears in Syrup, White Flowers, Orange Peel and a Hint of Toast
- When to Drink:Now Through 2012
- Food Pairing Suggestionfish or poultry dishes, or salads.