Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Wine Pick: Zolo 2013 Torrontés

This WINE PICK of the month was written for the Luke's of Cape Cod website.


Torrontés is unique to Argentina and it's kind of a fascinating grape family with historic roots. The three Torrontés varieties are all crosses of the Mission grape, which the Conquistadors and monks brought over to the Americas, and Muscat of Alexandria, perhaps the oldest wine grape on Earth.

Unfortunately most Torrontés available lack personality. When done right, as Argentineans know, it's nothing but personality. Zolo makes theirs from the Torrontés Riojano variety, and it's the epitome of Torrontés done right.

Aromas of peach, lime and spearmint are the main focus of the nose with hints of orange and banana peel. The palate is like a glassful of peach juice with drops of cantaloupe, and that continues onto the finish with a spearmint kick.

This is the best Torrontés I've ever had, and it's one of my favorite white's that we carry. Pair it with fish and a spring salad, or popcorn and a movie.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $14
Rating: 5/5 = Highly Recommended.
(what does that mean?)

The bottle used was purchased by myself for the purpose of this review.

1 comment:

  1. I purchased this wine over Mother's Day weekend at Luke's in Dennisport, and I really enjoyed it! I thought it was a great value and a fabulous wine. I would definitely buy this again!

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