Andes Wine... who knew?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Brand NameInca
Wine NameTorrontes Chardonnay
Vintage (Year)2007
AVACalchaqui Valley
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay, Torrontes
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
The Usual Suspects
Gorgeous Blancs
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

A Torrontes/Chardonnay mix is an interesting combination, and one that I never suspected at all. However, I just wrote about white wine blends, have been a fan of Conundrum and Pine Ridge's Chenin Blanc/Viognier mix for some time, and have also just fallen in love with Evolution (read the review).

This is a wine that I shared with Wanda, a sommelier from Chicago, while I was attending the festivities of the Congressional Black Caucus in DC.; she loved it!

The wine itself is 80% Torrontes and 20% Chardonnay, and while the Torrontes gives off some very nice tropical flavors (most notably apricot and pineapple), the Chardonnay tames is the right way, and also embues a nice aroma to it. This is one of the nicest tasting white that I have had in a long time, and I really recommend it for drinking a glass of two by oneself, with a friend, or for a party.


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