Why not start this blog off with one of my very favorite wine whites? This is a very crisp white. Definitely not sweet, but not an oaky heavy white either. It’s meant for summer nights and light meals. It has a little bit of a bite at the end of it, which is probably why my red-favoring husband actually likes this wine so much.
I didn’t know anything about the type of grape, Torrontes, but a quick visit to trusty ol’ Wikipedia brought me up to speed. Other than learning that it’s an Argentian grape, I also learned that it doesn’t tend to age well so bottles should be drank within a year or so of their vintage.
In other words, drink quickly. Cheers!
Wine Name: Alamos Torrontes 2011
Grape: White, Torrontes
Price: On sale for $9.99 at Harris Teeter, normally $14.99
General impression: crisp, acidic, light
Recommendations: summer nights, pair with fish or salad, a good white for “non white drinkers”
Would you buy again? Yes. Actually, I bought 3 more bottles that week since they were on sale. Best to be prepared!