I was very fortunate to meet Felipe Stahlschmidt, winemaker and Tatiana Nessier, brand Ambassador for Alamos while tasting their offerings currently available in Canada.
The Torrontes is produced in the Cafayate region of Salta. To get a better understanding of the geography, Salta is a few hundred miles northwest of Mendoza. And at 5,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level it is also one of the highest wine regions in the world. The high altitude growing conditions produce higher acidity and prominent floral aromas.
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Most Torrontes I have tried in the past have been off-dry to semi-sweet, not my preference or style. I tended to avoid the varietal in the past because of this.
This 2012 Torrontes opens pleasantly with hints of orange and floral overtones I can’t put my finger on and delicious peach and citrus flavours. Good length and balance.
I would keep the bottled chilled and serve it as cool as you dare. You can enjoy this one on it’s own or with a variety of spicy Asian food and even beef! Argentina is famous for their beef so don’t be afraid to try this one at your next BBQ.
My Impression: 86Points