100% Torrontés from Argentina. SRP of $13, but available for $11.
Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Alexandra Elman believes in honest wines. Wines which are true to the soil and climate of their places of origin. Alex, an international wine expert, lost her sight in 1995, but that has not stopped her from traveling the world finding exceptional and sustainable wines that are meant to be enjoyed everyday as a celebration of life.
Torronteés is golden of color and has floral notes. It pairs well with lighter fish, sushi, salads and is perfect for sipping all day.
This is our third review of an Alex Elman wine after previously reviewing the Chardonnay and also the Malbec, which we loved. As the signature white grape of Argentina, let’s see how this Torrontés holds up, shall we?
The 2010 Alex Elman Torrontés begins with aromas of floral, citrus, orange zest, and peach. The wine has flavors of citrus and orange zest like the nose but the wine feels a bit flabby. It does show some nice minerality to balance the fruit. Not too bad so far but it kind of falls apart at the finish. The Alex Elman Torrontés has good flavors and is easy to drink, but I wish it had more crispness and a stronger finish.
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Overall Rating: 6.3
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