If you think that Uruguayan wine is all about the tannat grape, this wine will prove that wine lovers have so much more to look forward to from this South American country. A country whose wine is often overlooked in the search for the more established wines from neighbouring Argentina and Chile. Torrontes is a grape which has been much lauded in Argentina, but its origin is subject to much discussion as to whether it is the same grape as the Torrontes from Galicia. It is certainly a grape that shares a floral intensity with one of its suspected parents, Muscat of Alexandria.
This is certainly the case with this indulgently perfumed beauty, redolent with aromas of honeysuckle, lime zest and lemon. There is an abundance of fruit on the palate to match the aromas. The crisp acid keeps this wine fresh and adds a solid crunch on the finish. While it certainly do not require food, however, wines such as this are very good matches for spicier dishes, particularly with Asian flavours, but this would also be an excellent match for seafood, or grilled chicken rubbed with a spice mix served with a crisp salad topped with fresh herbs.
Quickie review «The abundance of zesty citrus adds line and length to the rich honeysuckle floral depths while the acid adds a crunch to the finish.»
Country of Origin: Progreso, Uruguay
Tasting Date: May 2018
Price: UK £18 US$
Needs food: no