Honestly, I only mentioned the cheeses because it says on
the back label that this wine would be perfect for meats and
pungent cheeses, and in that case I believe them, because I
don't like pungent cheeses.
Secondly, I remember the first time that I ever had a
Torrontes wine, and it was at a mixer which took place at
the Red Maple in Baltimore. Several professional networking
groups were behind it, and through my buddy Teddy Coates
whom I met through a program for independent authors (I have
also written four books and released three of them), I knew
of it. Always looking for something new, I tried this type
of wine, and while it didn't ring my bell, it was something
new and different.
Now, this wine is probably no more than the fifth or
sixth Torrontes wines that I have had, and this one reminds
me of the first one. The scent of it is very much infused
with the smell of peaches and other stone fruits. However,
the taste is quite odd, consisting of pink grapefruit, stone
fruit, and as they say, quince. I remember the story my mom
often telling of how she tried a quince, and her lips
puckered up severely because it was so sour. Because of
what I register as an oddity to the taste (and remember that
there are now considered five different tastes of people),
this might be great with some cured meats, or even some ceviche.
That said, some of you might find this a great wine to go
with a nice seafood salad, or any cold salad with a nice
vinagrette that isn't creamy. And believe it or not, I am
now on my second glass of this.