Wine Find: Maipe Torrontes

May 12, 2010

The torrontes grape produces Argentina's finest white wine and some of the best values in dry white wine in the world. The charm about this wine is its in-your-face freshness and fruit. The flavors are intense, penetrating and surprisingly complex — with hints of pear, peach, tropical fruit, minerals, white pepper and spices. This is an absolutely spot-on late spring and summer wine to serve well-chilled and outdoors. Buy a case and drink it all before Labor Day. (Actually, you might have trouble making supplies last until July 4.)

— Michael Dresser

2009 Maipe Torrontes

From: Salta, Argentina

Price: $12

Serve with: Sole, scallops, shrimp

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