Thursday, October 07, 2010
Day 280 Drink: Alamos 2009 Torrontes
Alamos wines are sourced from some of the highest altitude vineyards in the world. The Andes block weather systems from the Pacific Ocean and the climate in the vineyard areas is dry. Vineyards were planted in the region in the 1850s by the French, but it was not until the 1990s that wines from the region were widely discovered by U.S. consumers.
Alamos 2009 Torrontes comes from the high-altitude Salta vineyards in northwestern Argentina. This wine pours a bright straw color with a citrus and pear nose. The grape has a good amount of fruit with crisp acidity. Peach, floral notes and citrus come forward throughout a long flavor profile.