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Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Alamos Torrontes

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!


Tasting Notes:

Wine Name: Alamos Torrontes 2011

Grape: White, Torrontes

Origin: Argentina

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!

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