Daily Archives: December 30, 2008

Tacos and Torrontés

Usually at the Witherspoon house when we fix tacos, we have beer along with it, but the other night I decided to mix it up and pulled out the 2008 Tamari Torrontés. The Tamari Torrontés comes from the Famatima Valley in La Rioja, Argentina and costs around $13.  It is made from 100% of the Torrontés grape and was fermented in all stainless steel to maintain its fruity varietal characteristics.


tmrtorr-nv_bottle_tnMy Tasting Notes –

Nose – peach, orange zest and violet

Taste – apricot, pear, citrus and a touch of rose and minerality

Mouthfeel – smooth and full without being viscous with a nice refreshing crisp backend

Finish – quite long with great tropical fruit and floral notes


This was a great refreshing white wine, reminiscent of a Viognier on the flavor and aroma profile but doesn’t have quite as heavy a mouthfeel and has a crisper finish.  As for the pairing with our veggie tacos it worked quite nicely, with a hint of residual sugar helping to smooth out the spiciness of the diced chilis.


If you’re looking for a new varietal to try, that is also a great value I recommend giving this one a whirl!



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