The 2011 Alamos Torrontes has a floral bouquet with expressive aromas of orange and jasmine blossoms, balanced by citrus and peach flavors. This bright, refreshing white wine has well-structured acidity and a crisp finish.
Golden in color, this has Viognier-like aromas of acacia and honeysuckle. It feels fleshy and round, with soft acidity. The flavors of green melon, kiwi and lychee are friendly yet sweet, while the finish is mellow.
Flavors of citrus and peach, with a crisp finish and balanced acidity.
The province of Mendoza is renowned for housing some of the best winegrowing regions of Argentina. Tucked under the massive shoulders of the Andes Mountains in west central Argentina, Mendoza produces 80 percent of the country’s wines. The character of Mendoza wines is forged in high altitude desert vineyards watered by mineral-rich meltwater from glaciers and snowfields. Altitudes range from 1,000 feet to around 4,000 feet, where the foothills rise steeply toward the Andes’ peaks. Grapes for Alamos wines are sourced from Catena’s high altitude estate vineyards, as well as independent growers who have long-standing relationships with the family. High altitude means cool temperatures and clear air, and clear air means more sunlight for vines to use to build flavor in their grapes, helping to make Mendoza the source of Argentina’s well-earned reputation for top quality, unique wines that represent some of the best values on the world market today.
Torrontes has a unique expression in Argentina and has often been called the country’s signature white varietal. Alamos Torrontes captures all of the explosive aromatic character of this Argentine grape, with lively notes of citrus and peach fruit interwoven with delicate layers of jasmine blossom and fresh herbs. Light and fresh on the palate, it finishes long and lingering with fresh, balanced acidity.
Enjoy as an aperitif or with spicy food, traditional seafood or tangy cheeses.