Have you ever had Torrontes wine? It was one of my favourite varieties of wine to sip on in the summer.
Torrontes is a white wine grape from Argentina. These Argentine wines are aromatic and refreshing. It is extremely food friendly, fruity and smooth.
Winemaker, Susana Balbo has been making wines under her Susana label for 22 years. From every harvest, she divides her barrels into the parents, which will be the reserve level wines, and offspring barrels or “crios”. Crios, or offspring, wines are meant to be enjoyed in their youth while they are vibrant and fun.
The 2011 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes is an affordable, delicious Torrontes wine. Crios is well balanced with a crisp finish. The acidity structure is similar to that of Sauvignon Blanc, one of the main reasons it is food friendly. It is a dry white wine with bright floral notes. I love the peach, melon, tropical fruit and honeysuckle in this wine. This wine is the perfect summer sipper to enjoy out in the backyard!
Food + Wine Pairings for Torrontes
~ Mild cheeses
~ Light crab dip
~ Thai salads
~ Grilled mahi mahi with fruit salsa
~ Pasta with fresh summer vegetables
For just $14.99, it’s time to stock up on one of my favourite summer wines! Don’t miss out!