Wine Find: 2011 Colome Torrontes
Colome Torrontes is this week's Wine Find. (Handout photo, Handout photo / January 4, 2012)
Serve with: Shellfish, or by itself
This fresh, youthful white wine is dry but very fruity for a torrontes, a varietal in which mineral flavors often prevail. Savvy wine drinkers have realized by now that torrontes is a very appealing varietal, and clearly Argentina's best white grape. This version offers intense, electric flavors of lime, grapefruit, orange and tropical fruit — with bracing acidity and a long, clean finish. It's best enjoyed in its exuberant youth — no later than Labor Day.