100% Torrontés from Mendoza, Argentina.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Pasternak Wine Imports for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“With a rich viticultural history stretching back to the early 19th century, Rutini Wines is recognized as one of Argentina’s most prestigious wine producers.
Trumpeter Torrontés is an immensely aromatic and distinctive wine with predominant aromas of white peaches followed by hints of jasmine and rose. This summery white displays a pleasant freshness with citrus notes and a long finish.
Ahh, Torrontes. Perhaps my favorite white wine. In fact, when I was asked recently if I was stranded on a deserted island and had to pick only one white variety to drink for the rest of my days I ended up deciding on Torrontes. If you think Malbec is the only good thing coming out of Argentina, it’s definitely time to check out this wonderful white grape.
The 2010 Rutini Wines Trumpeter Torrontés begins with a nicely sweet aroma of honeysuckle, melon, peach, pear and floral notes. The wine tastes of orange rind, peach, grapefruit and dried herbs plus some mineral notes. This is a really smooth wine with good crisp acidity. Don’t serve this one too cold to get the best flavors (i.e., if you put it in the refrigerator you probably want to let it sit a bit before serving.) The wine ends dry with some slowly developing zesty grapefruit notes on the long finish that add an interesting contrast.
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