About This Wine
Once you’ve tasted Torrontes, you’ll never forget it.
Here in the United States, our palates have become accustomed to certain key varietal wines: Chardonnay and perhaps Pinot Grigio among whites... Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and perhaps Pinot Noir among reds. Those are the wines most often available by the glass in restaurants and, thus, the varieties we’re most likely to try when we dine out.
But there are literally dozens of other varieties out there that are just waiting to be discovered. In Argentina, for example, the quintessential white wine is Torrontes, and a fine example of this variety makes its way to the States under the Valle de Uco “Urban” label.
The 2009 “Urban” Torrontes was crafted from grapes grown in Argentina’s vast Mendoza region. It’s packed with personality — crisp and refreshing, yet with enough body to be a wonderful companion to food. Take a sip and you’ll likely wonder, “Where have you been all my life?”
- Grape Composition:100% Torrontes
- Grape Source:Mendoza Growing Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Chalky Minerals and a Hint of Orange Rind
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiona chicken pot pie, or chicken and dumplings.