Torrontés is an aromatic white wine, similar to a reisling and indigenous to Argentina. Like reisling it goes well with Asian cuisine. In Argentina they refer to Torrontés as ‘The Liar’ because the aromas are misleading. The best Torrontés wines come from the high elevation vineyards around Salta, Argentina – such as this one: https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/atimeforwine.blog/1767 from a vineyard owned by LVMH.
Tasting notes: Pale yellow colour. An inviting, aromatic nose; floral aromas of rose petals. Flavours of white peach and lemon zest. Dry. Balanced, medium acidity. Medium finish, not particularly intense or complex for a Torrontés. This may be because it is from Mendoza where a slightly different variant of the grape is grown.
Region of Origin – Mendoza
Wine Colour – White
Price – £9.99
Where do I get it from? – Virgin Wines
Current Vintage – 2019
Grape – 100% Torrontés
Country – Argentina
Verdict – Not to everyone’s taste. Only acceptable wine for the money as better expressions are available for the money.
Food Pairings: Works well on its own or with spicy foods.