Wine Find: 2011 Colome Torrontes

From: Gran Altura, Valle Calchaqui, Salta, Argentina

Price: $15

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.

Michael Dresser

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