Following the last chapter where we got to meet our first porch hero, Vinho Verde wine, it is now time to talk about another champion of hot summer days. Enter Torrontés.
Torrontés is Argentina’s most famous white grape. You can find it in different areas of the country but the best wines come from some of the highest vineyards in the world. These are planted at 1,500 – 2,000 metres above sea level and sometimes even higher. The climate is almost desert-like in some of these areas, with high temperatures during the day and dramatic temperature drops overnight. These conditions can help to create fresh and vibrant wines.
Torrontés can be a joy to the senses as it is among the most aromatic grapes you will find. It is incredibly floral, with aromas of rose petals, honeysuckle, and orange blossoms. It kind of “smells sweet” but most wine is produced in a dry style.
This Argentinian wine is not only fresh and fragrant but also very inexpensive. You will find very good quality in the $15 price range. Have it on its own or watch it shine when paired with spicy Asian food.
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