GOOD! Recuerdo 2012 Torrontés, La Rioja, Argentina. 13% ABV, $12

COLOR: Clear, pale straw-green.

NOSE: Roses, yeast rolls, stone fruit.

TASTE: Roses, salt, stone, minerals. Dry with crisp acidity. Suggested pairing: oysters on the half shell.

LABEL: Memoriesrecuerdosare timeless. With more than 300 days of sun each year, the Argentine landscape, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, is the sentinel of our memories. The Torrontés comes from a dramatic desert vineyard located at 3,298 feet above sea level in the north of Argentina. Created by The Vines of Mendoza with acclaimed consulting winemaker, Santiago Achával, Torrontés is a crisp, dry and intensely aromatic white wine that captures the fundamental qualities of high altitude terroir.


FOOTNOTE: In an interesting form of real estate development, 3- to 10-acre parcels are being offered by The Vines of Mendoza in a 900-acre area in Uco Valley at the foot of the Andes mountains. The mini-vineyards are professionally managed; owners, whether present or not, produce wine with winemaker Santiago Achával. Click here for information.

Sample received for review.

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