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Torrontes

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      All about torrontes

      Torrontes has its roots in Argentina, and the best variants come from the vineyards in Salta. The sweet-smelling white wine pairs well with Indian and Asian cuisines. With flavors of lemon zest and white peach along with floral aromas of roses, it's an aromatic but dry wine. It provides a salty, lean taste that's unlike most other wines — thanks to its distinctive mixture of sweet aroma and dry taste. Torrontes is not a single grape variety. Instead, it's a family of grapes that includes Torrontes Riojano, Torrontes Mendocino and Torrontes Sanjuanino. Of all three Torrontes varieties, Riojano is delicious and the most popular.

      Food pairings with Torrontes

      Served cool, its light aromatic style matches well with spicy foods of Indian or Asian origin. Pair Torrontes white wine with Thai peanut dishes and coconut curries. It goes well with lighter meats such as fish and poultry. Serve it with tofu, which won't overwhelm the delicate aroma and flavor of the wine. Try it with curried shrimp and pork chops. Some cheeses that complement it are feta, Swiss, paneer and Gruyere. Foods garnished with parsley, cilantro, ginger and lemon also pair well with this fruity white wine.

      Torrontes characteristics

      Torrontes berries are large and have thick skins. They ripen early and are susceptible to mildew, which is why they grow well in dry places such as the Andes mountains. The cool climate helps the wine retain an acidic flavor. In areas where the berries are less acidic, the wine develops a high alcohol content. All strains of Torrontes have a fresh, crisp style, and the wine does not undergo oak maturation. It's usually drunk within a couple of years of its release. With its delicious taste, this wine is popular not just in Argentina but all over the world.

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