Region: Cafayate, Argentina
Grapes involved: Torrontes
Cost: erm, $11-14 or so, I think? My boss gave me this bottle, so I’m going off what I found on the Google.
Food pairings: Ceviche. Period. It would be *amazing*. See also: guac. Like this thing is begging for avocado.
Rating: nothing that my lazy butt could find, but I was admittedly being lazy
So, this amused me. I twisted off the cap (sidenote: I *love* twist tops on wine) and was presented with something that looked like the sort of child proof/tamper proof cover one finds on every OTC painkiller out there:
The nose is orange blossom, grass, something slightly citrusy, and something white floral like (davana comes to mind). The white floral notes grow stronger the longer the wine sits out and warms up. It’s a pretty, perfume-y smell.
The mouthfeel is pretty full for a white. It doesn’t have the sort of buttery texture that comes along with a long stay in oak barrels, but it’s still nice and full – it’s much richer than most white wines, without the really acidic bite that comes with a lot of Sauv Blancs and some Rieslings. The flavor is a bit of melon and peach with a lot of orange blossom (yay for bitter florals! <3), something that kind of seems like apple blossom (that I hope isn’t interference from my perfume), some lavender, a touch of some kind of white floral (this time, I’m coming up with paperwhite more than davana) and some lemon and orange rind and the slightest hint of green bell pepper. It’s got a really nice bitter kick that goes in with the florals - as a Campari lover and certifiable hophead, this is probably my favorite aspect of my wine.
The aftertaste, for whatever reason, is mostly green melon.
This is lovely and I could slurp on it forever, especially if I could find myself presented with a plate of ceviche. Enjoy.