Saturday, January 10, 2015

Wine Tasting: Diseño Torrontes 2011

Enjoyed a glass of 2011 Torrontes white wine from the Diseño winery in Salta, Argentina, with my dinner tonight. This is a tangy, slightly oaky, light-medium body wine with a pale straw coloration, interesting minerality, and notable but not overbearing fruity bouquet. 
According to Diseño, this wine "comes from established vineyards [that] thrive at high elevation, growing in fertile soil rich with old mineral deposits" and which are "irrigated by winter snow melt from the Andes." 
Diseño recommends pairing this vintage with chicken, fish, salads, sushi, and light appetizers. I had it with spaghetti topped with clams, olive oil, garlic, and red pepper and found that they went together nicely, but think this wine would have been an even better fit with a grilled fish (e.g., something like a Chilean sea bass or mahi-mahi with a fruit relish would probably be ideal). Will have to experiment a little more with it when the opportunity presents! 

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