Alta Vista Torrontes

Vineyard: Alta Vista IMG_8432

Region: Salta

Country: Argentina

Vintage: 2013

Producer: Alta Vista

Importer:

Grape: Torrontes

Alcohol: 14%

Price: $15.00

APPEARANCE:

Shimmery, pale gold with the faintest hint of grass green.

NOSE:

Like the appearance is light and airy, Faint notes of citrus play with sweet elderflower.

PALATE:

Initially florals roll fast and free from the glass onto the tongue. Chasing behind quickly is a little minerality that subdues the florals. There is a little astringency and thinness in the first mouthful, keep sipping and what develops is rather pleasant. White peaches mingle merrily with ripe honeydew and elderflower. The zesty zing of grapefruit provides a great balance along with the gentle acidity, that just seems to delicately dance around. It’s like a wonderful waiter at dinner, there to make everything better without imposing. A short, crisp, sweet granny smith finish.

PAIR WITH:

This would be great with fish or some spicy Thai food.

Florrie‘s footnote;

A little light for a winters night by the fire, it makes one wish for long summer evenings.

Sur De Los Andes

Sur de los torrentes

Vineyard; Sur De Los Andes

Region; Mendoza

Country; Argentina

Vintage; 2007

Producer; Sur De Los Andes

Importer; Mediterranean wine co, Dover, NJ

Alcohol; 13.7%

Price; $9.99

APPEARENCE

Palest apple white with a hint of gold, Clear and bright. That may not sound incredible, but it’s made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

NOSE

This wine has a phenomenal nose, full of warm apples and fresh wet earth that waft their way out of the glass. Delicate floral accents are hidden in there too.

PALATE

Beautifully balanced, the acidity hits mid palate. Flavours of pineapple, apple begin the taste onslaught.  Hints of dried fruit and smokey earthy undertones develop in a complex and lingering aftertaste, with a depth of flavour and minerality that resonate on the tongue and cheeks.

PAIR WITH

From fish to grilled meat and hearty stews, this would be fabulous with just about anything.

Florrie‘s footnote

I’m not a fan of Argentinian wines and was a little sceptical about this on. But hand down, unequivocally this is the best wine that I have had in a long time. I’m completely fascinated by the fact it’s a whit cabernet sauvignon, who knew. This has made it as one of may favourites and will be buying a case of it. Especially at this price point, a great hostess gift, or prefect for popping open for any occassion