About This Wine
We’d like to introduce you to the Chardonnay of Argentina.
Just as Chardonnay outshines all other white wines in the U.S., Torrontes has emerged as the white wine star of Argentina. It’s an intriguing variety because it embodies some of the best traits of several better known varieties, including Viognier, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc.
Andes Nevados makes its Torrontes in a dry style, yet the bold fruit flavors provide an impression of sweetness on the palate. It’s not uncommon for some herbal nuances to emerge after the wine has been in the glass for a while, and sometimes there’s a spice note reminiscent of ginger. It all adds up to a very complex wine, and a versatile food companion.
The 2011 Andes Nevados Torrontes, crafted from grapes grown in Argentina’s Mendoza region, is a floral, fruitful and delicious wine that may make you think twice the next time you plan to open a bottle of Chardonnay.
- Grape Composition:100% Torrontes
- Grape Source:Mendoza Growing Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Flowers, Lychee, Citrus and White Peach
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionchicken or fish dishes.