Torrontés from Mendoza, Argentina.
Available for $13. Sample submitted for review.
From Club W:
"Torrontés is the hottest thing to arrive from Argentina since the tango. Not to be confused with Spain’s Torrontés (that’s a completely different fruit), the Argentine queen is a leader of the pack. She’s highly aromatic, exuberantly floral, with a rich, hothouse citrus scent - a whiff will have you wondering whether La Reina should be sold as a wine or a perfume. But one sip will have you lining up for another pour of her tropical peach, apricot, and kiwi flavors that come with a crisp, zingy pop. Queue your clique because this ringleader knows how to rock a party.
As much as we love a good Mendoza Malbec, Torrontes may be the best thing coming out of Argentina these days. It's a perfect match for summer and since we've been stuck (endlessly it seems) in cool weather I'm dreaming about warm days on the patio sipping this highly aromatic and refreshing variety.
The 2013 La Reina ("The Queen") Torrontes begins with a pleasant, very aromatic bouquet of flowers, citrus, tropical fruit and even a whiff of a nutty note. Tasting the wine reveals similar flavors to the nose, but they go deep. There's also some really nice spice adding complexity and a wonderful racy acidity and mouthfeel. It ends dry with a little spicy minerality under the delicious fruit and features really good length. Summertime sipping at its best!