A White Wine That Won’t Leave You Bored- Santa Julia [+] Torrontes 2010

Continuing my exploration of Santa Julia’s new sustainable label [+], I opened a bottle of their 2010 Torrontes.  Torrontes is often refered to as the white wine of Argentina.  It’s not a wine that I drink often (this will be changing), but when I do I am always reminded of the vibrant aromas and flavors characteristic of the varietal.  If you haven’t heard much about Torrontes, I am guessing that will change over the next few years as it seems to be garnering a lot more attention with American wine lovers.  Santa Julia’s Torrontes is a great example of why there is all this new buzz about Argentina’s wine with a big personality.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Santa Julia [+] Torrontes 2010 is 100% Torrontes sustainably grown in the Mendoza region of Argentina.  It has 13.8% alcohol and retails for $10.  For more information see www.SantaJulia.com.ar or the importer at www.winesellersltd.com

Now The Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The Santa Julia pours a pale white gold in the glass.  It has a powerfully aromatic nose filled with notes of grapefruit, rose, and peach.  The wine is light-bodied and refreshing with vibrant tastes of grapefruit, orange, pear, and ginger and a lively acidity that keeps your taste buds alert.  The wine has a long finish and the notes of grapefruit and ginger linger on with a hint of bitterness (similar to the bitterness from an orange peel).  If you are looking for a monotone, buttery white wine, skip this bottle…but if you want a refreshing white that won’t leave your mouth bored, grab a glass of Santa Julia [+] Torrontes and prepare to have your palate stimulated.  Cheers!

My Wine Rating- B+

Food Pairing Suggestions- Try this wine with Asian dishes, grilled Mahi Mahi, or a summer salad

*This wine was provided to me as a sample for the purpose of review

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