By Kori ~ June 23rd, 2011.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2010 Argento Torrontés from the Cafayate Valley in the Salta Province of Argentina.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Established in 1998 in the famous Mendoza region of Argentina, Argento set out to master Malbec grown in their vineyards in the foothills of the Andes. In addition to Malbec, today Argento also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Pinot Grigio, and Torrontés. The word “Argento” is Latin for silver. Nick Goldschmidt, who has been making wine for over 20 years, leads Argento’s winemaking team.
“This aromatic Torrontés offers an intense floral perfume typical of the true Argentine variety. The concentrated flavors of peach and citrus are complemented by minty eucalyptus notes — dry and fresh with a clean mineral finish.” –Argento
2010 Argento Torrontés (Cafayate Valley Salta, Argentina): Pale, greenish straw yellow in color. Nice nose with beautiful grapefruit aromas. More citrus fruits as well as floral notes and a hint of mint come through on the palate. Dry and light to medium-bodied with lively acidity and a long, fresh finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 4 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $13; Available elsewhere, $13
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Argentine Wine, Torrontes, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25