#newwinethisweek week 5 – Torrontés, Argentina

4 Feb

This is a wine community thing where people (bloggers are people too, you know) drink a specific varietal or type of wine each week. This week it’s Torrontes from Argentina. Since I love Oh Susana Balbo, I’m popping the twist cap on her entry-level Crios. Play along at home if you want to experience some different wines.

Confessions of a Wine Geek

It’s week 5 of #newwinethisweek and we’re going for something a little bit different this week. I’m sure you’re all fans of Malbec (even if I’m not!) but there is a grape native to Argentina of which I am very fond… Introducing the wonderful Torrontés.

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Torrontés is a white grape variety that produces aromatic and fresh wines with wonderful fruity flavours of peach and apricot. It often has a soft floral note, which has caused many commentators to compare Torrontés to Viognier, current darling of the wine press. Torrontés is a grape with bags of personality and has the potential to be your new favourite white wine!

If you can, look for wines from Cafayate, in the foothill of the Andes; this is considered to be the best location for growing Torrontés, where the cool nights allow the grapes to retain their acidity and bright flavours.

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