A refreshing and crisp white wine from Argentina that I can wholeheartedly recommend.
SRP of $15, but should be widely available for around $12. Sample received courtesy The Hess Collection for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“2010 Colomé Torrontés Vino Blanco de Gran Altura
Valle Calchaqui, Salta, Argentina
The Torrontes grape is unique to Argentina and expresses itself to the fullest in the beautiful Calchaqui Valley in the province of Salta, near the Northern Argentinian Andes. For this wine, we select Torrontes grapes from vineyards that are 50 to 120 years old and growing at an altitude between 1600 and 2300 meters (5250 to 7546 feet) above sea level. The vineyards are naturally farmed and during harvest we carefully handpick all our grapes. Brilliant, pale-gold in colour, flavors of rich, ripe tropical fruit, with hints of honey and orange peel fill the mouth, and then finish with lingering fresh crispness. A well balanced wine, with intense flavours and a fresh, long finish. Colome Estate and its country boutique hotel are a scenic 4 hour drive from the provincial capital of Salta.
The 2010 Colomé Torrontés has pleasing and fresh aromas of citrus, honey, and peach. The wine tastes of peach, lime, even some guava, papaya or other tropical fruits and has a nice acidity. The finish is outstanding…the flavor intensifies and then lingers nicely for a long time. This is also a wine that will pair with lots of different foods. It was a great match for the grilled chicken with mint, red onion, and lemon and rosemary dijon mustard potatoes we ate with it. Two thumbs up for this bottle.
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Overall Rating: 7.8
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