Pale lemon-lime colored with a watery sheen on the glass walls (12.5%ABV). The nose of this aromatic Torrontes has intense aromas of papaya, apricot, geranium, honeysuckle, mandarin oranges, white tea and bergamot. Intriguing! The nose smells of ripe, sweet fruit so there is a preconception that this wine will have some sweetness- au contraire. It is dry with medium (+) acidity and a medium (-) body. A touch bitter right off the bat, the flavors of apricot, geranium, white tea and honeysuckle carry through to a medium length finish that I am enjoying. I’m really starting to like this varietal, it is very tasty with crisp acidity and holds many interesting flavors and aromas. 88 points from me. I am serving it as an aperitif while I cook dinner. It would pair with a Cobb salad, poached chicken on quinoa or even a hard cheese board. For $13 it’s a 4 star effort. Drink now. Salut….
Pale straw colored this aromatic grape has an intense nose. Aromas of grape, orange zest, lemon, lime, florals and wet slate. The palate is dry with cutting medium level acidity and a medium body. Citrus driven with a hint of pith layered in floral notes make for a very delicious flavor profile. The finish is quite long, concentrating on orange pith and lemon zest, the acidity doesn’t stop. I like this wine- 90 points worth and for $14 it’s a 5 star porch-pounder that rings in at 12.5% ABV. Get some in preparation for summer. I would pair this with spice laden dishes, seafood or a crisp salad with grilled chicken. Salut….
Torrontes is a very intriguing aromatic varietal that I really enjoy, so when I saw a Late Harvest (ie. sweet ) I could not resist. It is medium lemon in color and has a watery sheen in the glass as expected for a 12% ABV wine. The nose is incredible- pronounced aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, lemon curd and rosewater. The palate is sweet- full bodied and of medium (-) acidity. The flavors are pronounced on the palate. Florals, ripe citrus curd, rose and honeysuckle caress the mouth with a richness. Served chilled, this wine is actually very refreshing and dare I say- easy to drink! As a dessert wine I am thinking it would pair with poached stone fruit and vanilla ice cream. For $30 it’s a great intro to something unique that gets 91 points from me and 5 stars. Ps. I am drinking it as an aperitif. Salut….
We kicked off the 21st Virtual Wine Tasting with this aromatic varietal from Argentina. We tasted it at room temperature as well as chilled. Basically it offers up aromas and flavors of apricot, honeysuckle, lychee, rose, peach, citrus, spice and white pepper. The group felt the wine had good acidity, medium body and a long finish. The chilled version was a little lighter bodied and a touch muted. 90 points from me make this $10 wine a 5 star effort that should be drunk soon. Salut….
Medium shade of gold in the glass. On the nose it is floral and aromatic. Pineapple, papaya and pink grapefruit. On the palate – more papaya and some yellow guava. Lithe acidity makes for a rounded mouth-feel. The mid palate – more floral with honeysuckle, paperwhites and peach. It’s quite a complex set of flavors, but that’s what’s so nice about this varietal. It’s not your run-of-the-mill. The finish is smooth, fruity, and lacks the big bite from the acid, just enough juiciness. I’m looking forward to pairing this with my baked salmon and shallot sauce. 90 points and 5 stars for this $17 charmer. Drink until 2023. Salut….
Extremely aromatic with scents of flowers and rose water, this white wine is very tasty, with a full-on mouthfeel. Lacking in razor sharp acidity, it comes across as a drinking wine, although I reckon it would go very well with Turkey. In the mid-palate I am getting some citrus mixed with a dryness that I can only think (tannins). It is leaving a nice feeling in my mouth and a long after taste that is most enjoyable. This style of wine reminds me of Gewurtztraminer: highly aromatic, very tasty, low in acidity and not everyone’s cup-o-tea. I love it and will stick a few in the fridge. A great party wine, good for casual BBQ and in my opinion- a well made wine deserving 4 stars. My guess is it’s a 90 point wine. I have loved Trivento’s red wines, the whites are on the same path. Salut