Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I have to admit that I approached this wine with some preconceptions. While I have enjoyed some wines made from the Torrontes grape, I have had some horrible experiences as well. Usually lower end wines with an insipid, sugary, watered down flavor.
Torrontes can loosely be described as a cross (flavorwise) between Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer.
If you only know and taste two grapes from Argentina, I encourage you to taste Torrontes and of course, her sexy dark-eyed sister,Malbec.
Full disclosure, I have been involved with selling Argentine wines (not Tamari) in one capacity or another for many years now. And I still believe Argentine wines represent some of the best value for money in the wine market today.
Tamari Torrontes 2007 is a very pretty wine. Aromas of roses and delicate flavors of ripe litchees and sweet citrus rise up in the glass. Very refreshing dry finish, especially considering all those floral and fruity aromas.
This wine would be killer with almost any Asian cuisine and is a perfect compliment for spicy foods.
You can find Tamari Torrontes for about $12.99.
Posted by Amy Atwood at 6:11 PM