Torrontes is a distinctive white, generally found with a bold and overpowering scent

January 22, 2011

Torrontes is a distinctive white, generally found with a bold and overpowering scent that might twist your nose into a whirl with a heavy, sweet aroma of roses and lychees (similar to what scents a Gewurtztraminer may have) and underlying tones of tropical, exotic fruits, although some lighter varietals can evoke scents of lemon and apples. Its color can range from a light yellow-green to the burnished golden hue of a late autumn hay field. Any and all varietal differences come from wine produced in the two primary growing regions in Argentina- The Mendoza, the biggest and most important region, located in Central Argentina far west of the Andes Mountains; and the Valle de Cafayate, farther North than the Mendoza.

Mendoza Torrontes wines will be lighter in color, pale yellow with green hues and have a fresher, more floral and citrusy scent to them, undertones of minerals and a refreshing finish with pleasant acidity and good balance. Cafayate Torrontes turns to the burnished side, deeper yellow with rich gold tones, and the unmistakeable scent of overripe peaches, but also perfumes of roses, ripe pears and spice with a heavier texture in the mouth, almost unctuous; it finishes hot and tends to dance in the mouth but with balanced acidity. The overall perception of a classic Torrontes is considered to be the Cafayate style.

Food pairings: Torrontes can be a tough match with food, but higher acidity can offset a creamy, buttery dish, and the perception of fruity sweetness may override spicy foods. Torrontes is thoroughly enjoyable alone as an aperitif. Keep well chilled.

Some good examples of Torrontes to try:

From the Valle de Cafayate:
Michel Torino ‘Don David’ Reserve 2005
exotic fruit aroma of pear, pineapple and lime with a nice finish and a touch of spritz. warm and full in the mouth
Crios de Susana Balbo 2005 Torrontes
spicy and strong, warm and complex with rose and honey scents, mild and dry acidity and a long finish.

From the Mendoza:
Santa Julia Torrontes 2003
fragrant and floral-like aromas of rose and pomegranate. some mineral tones and a light acidity
Fundacion de Mendoza Torrontes 2005
medium bodied with apple, citrus and nut aromas, bright acidity and very food friendly.

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