Alamos Torrontes 2009

Well-made Torrontes is a pleasure for the nose. Being a Europhile I’ve been late to appreciate the vibrancy of this grape’s scent. Now though, I can’t get enough of it and luckily many more are available in the US market. Don’t miss this one, available at a value for money price point.

Alamos, Salta, Torrontes 2009 The nose is beautifully perfumed, with roses and lychee. In the mouth, the fruits show in both a citrus and tropical way, very fresh, light-bodied; this wine is all about the fruit and floral characters of the grape behind it – very nice.

The grapes were grown at elevations of 5,000 to 6,000 feet with the Andes looking over their shoulders. The wine was fermented in stainless, seeing no oak or malolactic during its creation. Winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt. 13.8% $13 suggested US retail, tasted at a media luncheon.

Visit more of the stunning scenery and the story behind the wines: Alamos Wines

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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5 Responses to Alamos Torrontes 2009

  1. AJ says:

    Hey Ray,

    I haven’t seen this wine in any retail shop on the west coast. Have you? It’s readily available on the east coast, however I wouldn’t take the chance of having it shipped to California this summer for fear that the delicate and fragrant aroma which is a strong point for these wines would be lost during the trip.

  2. Ray says:

    I hear you AJ about shipping at this time of year. I had a sample arrive last week, warm off the truck.

    I’ll contact a friend who might know where to find it on the West Coast. Best, Ray

  3. Ray says:

    It turns out that there are a number of places carrying the Alamos in San Francisco; here you go:
    e. & e. fine foods
    660 Powell st, san Francisco ca, 94108
    mollie stones market #02
    2435 California st, san Francisco ca, 94115
    pacific food mart
    2199 Sutter st, san Francisco ca, 94115
    hayes market
    698 hayes st, san Francisco ca, 94117
    adorabellas
    4401 18th st, san Francisco ca, 94114
    sun valley dairy #7 1601 church st, san Francisco ca, 94114
    new college hill market 3798 mission st, san Francisco ca, 94110
    Best, Ray

  4. The Gourmez says:

    Just letting you know that I quoted you on my blog on this wine today. It really is fantastic. I tasted some different notes than you did, but enjoyed it just as much.

  5. Ray says:

    That’s the great thing about wine – no two sets of tasting notes need match; agreeing on the enjoyment factor is nice.

    Best, Ray

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