One of the best wines I have tasted was an Argentinian Torrontes which I reviewed here. My love of Argentina and its wines is documented here. Torrontes is known in Argentina as ‘the liar.’ This is because its aromas often differ from the taste. Torrontes is a bit of a ‘marmite’ wine… The worst wine I ever tasted, 23 years ago, was a Canadian Torrontes. It tasted like Impulse body spray. I avoided Torrontes for 22 years but was converted in Argentina… Tesco’s offering is from the respected Catena winery in Salta, where wine is grown at heights of 1000m in the foothills of the Andes.
Tasting notes: Medium intensity, pale lemon colour. Primary floral notes. Intense secondary notes of dill on the nose. Well balanced acidity; dry. Long finish. Intense flavours of dill, all of which I believe comes from aging in American oak. Not particularly complex as the dill notes are pronounced.
Region of Origin – Salta
Wine Colour – white
Price – £6 – reduced from £8 at the moment
Where do I get it from? Tesco
Current Vintage – 2018
Producer – Bodegas & Vinedos Catena
Grape – Torrontes
Country – Argentina
Verdict – Very good wine for the price
Food Pairings: This is tricky – I’d avoid anything with dill as that would be overwhelming – perhaps a prawn risotto…