Monday, February 14, 2011
Trivento Torrontes Reserve 2009.
This weekend I am tasting for the very first time, Torrontés.
The Torrontes grape is cultivated in the Argentine provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, San Juan and Rio Negro. The Torrontes wine made from this grape is considered the best of its kind in the entire world.
Torrontes is the most distinctive of all Argentine wines, including both white and red, because Argentina is the only country to produce it. It is considered a wholly Argentine variety.*
This past weekend and tonight I have been sampling the Trivento Reserve Torrontes 2009 ($10).
Much like the Falanghina in my last post, this wine was loaded with aromas and taste of ripe apples.
A lot of baked apples and fresh apple pie filled the glass and the mouth. There was a bit of floral (apple blossom) and some citrus on the smooth finish.
The Torrontes was well paired with a roasted chicken, stuffed with celery and onion and covered with dried rosemary with roasted potatoes, yams and carrots, a chef Shirley specialty.
"Torrontes," welcome aboard my fave white wine list. Much more to come. Gonna be a good year!