The wines of Alamos Winery are produced at their state of the art facilities located at Bodega Alamos in Vistaflores, Mendoza, Argentina. The Torrontés grape variety is thought to have been brought to Argentina by the Spanish centuries ago, but no one is quite certain on how it actually arrived in Argentina. The Torrontés grape variety thrives in the high elevations of the Mendoza region of Argentina, and is commonly referred to as Argentina’s signature white grape variety.
The Alamos 2009 Torrontés has the classic characteristics for this grape variety, with aromas of citrus attacking the nose, followed by soft hints of peach and apricot. The flavor profile follows that of the nose, with lemon and lime as the primary flavors, followed by peach, and a touch of minerality. The Alamos 2009 Torrontés is a well balanced wine, with good acidity, and a nice finish. I paired this wine with handmade pasta, and shrimp in a lemon sauce. The pairing went together very well.