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A Moment In Wine Show 402 Miguel Flores Torrontés, Mendoza, Argentina 2017

With spring approaching and warmer temperatures, I take a new look at what white wines are in my wine cellar. In my search, I found a forgotten gem of a grape varietal, the South American Torrontes.

Common in Uruguay, Chile, and especially Argentina, Torrontes wine is noted for its beautiful floral and seemingly sweet aroma, but offering a surprisingly dry  and briny flavor.

The Miguel Flores Torrontes tasted today offers wonderful nose pleasing smells of a rose bouquet and flavors of white peaches, minerals and lemon zest.

Its sweet nose and dry flavors make it a perfect match for otherwise difficult food matches such as spicy Indian, Thai, or Chinese dishes using fish or chicken.