Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - South American White - 2011 Bodega O. Fournier Torrontés Urban Uco

So have you every heard of Torrontés before?  If not it is a white wine that you should get to know. Versatile for food pairing, great for sipping on a hot day, and like many wines from South America - great values can be found. Today's bottle clocks in at a mere $8.  Let's drink!

Wine: 2011 Bodega O. Fournier Torrontés Urban Uco
Region: Cafayate, Argentina
Grape Varieties: Torrontés
Obtained from: Purchased online from The Ultimate Wine Shop
Price: $8
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: The wine is clear, light yellow in color with a water white rim.
Aroma: Nice and fruity, apricot and maybe some tangerine. A little bit of mineral peeks through as well. 
Taste: Light bodied, nicely amount of acidity. This wine paired nicely with a lighter pasta dish (Mario Batali's Artichoke Pasta).

The Grade: I give this one an A-.  Not the best Torrontés I've tried, but a great easy drinking wine for $8. Super value alert, I will buy a bunch more of this if I can find it locally!  It is so inexpensive probably because it is from Salta, a lesser know region of Argentina (lesser known than Mendoza anyway).  Try this one, or try another - but do try Torrontés!

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