100% Torrontés from Tulum Valley, San Juan, Argentina.
SRP of $9 and available for as low as $6. Sample received courtesy Palm Bay International for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Embraced by mountains and warmed by the sun, Bodegas Callia is located in Tulum Valley in Argentina’s Province of San Juan. The region’s desert climate — characterized by ample sunshine, low humidity and desirable temperature variation — coupled with the area’s sandy alluvial and clay loam soils, produces intensely fruity wines of distinctly Argentine personality.
Bright yellow wine with greenish tints. A delicate aroma of floral notes of roses and orange trees. Exotic and smooth in the mouth; very fresh, with balanced acidity.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Argentina offers a lot more than Malbec. Among white wines, Torrontés — a grape native to Argentina– is one of my favorites, and today’s wine is a good example of why, especially when you consider that you can pick this wine up for as little as $6!
The 2010 Bodegas Callia Alta Torrontés begins with a pleasant and perfumed aroma of orange blossom and peach. Tasting the wine shows it to be nicely sweet and fresh with really rich succulent flavors of zesty orange, pineapple, apricot and a little melon plus a touch of honey. Quite a nice combo! It ends with lots of tart citrus zest that lasts a good time.