About This Wine
Most bottlings of Torrontes have little if any spice qualities.
Argentina’s signature white wine variety is even more popular than Chardonnay, which is really saying something in a Chardonnay-crazy world. It’s a variety that’s easy to like because of its perfumed, floral aroma, its engaging mouthfeel and its fruitful personality.
Rarely, however, does much spice show through. The 2011 Barricas Torrontes, however, is an exception to the rule. It was crafted from grapes grown in Argentina’s vast Mendoza region, and its aroma and flavor spectrum includes impressions of cardamom and assorted baking spices. As one member of our tasting panel put it, “Those spices are very unusual, but also quite pleasant.”
Because it's lighter than Chardonnay yet still mouth-filling, it’s the perfect wine to take along on a picnic, or to serve with assorted appetizers as part of a multi-course meal. This may not be your “typical” Torrontes, but it’s a mighty tasty bottle of wine.
- Grape Composition:100% Torrontes
- Grape Source:Mendoza Growing Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Tropical Fruit, Lychee, Stone Fruits, Cardamom, Orange & Baking Spices
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionlight appetizers or zesty Mexican fare.