Today’s Tasting Note – Torrontés

2012 Alamos Torrontés

2012 Alamos Torrontés

I know this is hard to believe, but I reviewed another white wine under screwcap.  No, I haven’t lost my mind.  Arguable, arguable. I got it. “Budget” white wines are sealed under screwcap, and since I’m saving for my trip to the Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Barbara, I’m good with that. Really!  Besides, it’s summer and other than a Chianti Classico that I’m currently tasting, I’m not dipping into too many red wines.  As an aside, all of my leftover wine (Yeah. I know. But I refuse to drink to inebriation. That’s just how I am!), is being poured into Mason glass jars and frozen.  I can’t use it now, but when soup season comes back around…

Today’s wine is TorrontésTorrontés is the signature white grape of Argentina. It’s really grown nowhere else except for Argentina. Its best representation is from the Salta region with Mendoza a close second.  While its origins are somewhat unknown, it is suspected to be closely related to Muscat – the mother of all Vinifera! – and its nose will confirm that fact.

I tasted a 2012 Alamos Torrontés that I bought at Trader Joe’s and thought that it was quite good, especially considering the price. Not the perfect Torrontés for my taste; I love a wildly fragrant wine that conversely is bone dry.  This one had a little more sweet fruit on the palate than I usually care for, but it was still a good wine.  The 2010 of this label was much better, however.

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