Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés 2010
Let’s start with the grapes. Torrontés is not a grape you hear everyday; it is an Argentinean grape variety, well-known for its low acidity and peach/apricot notes. As you can tell by the year (2010) this wine is still young, and has a light gold color (a sign of its age). I could smell notes of flowers and peaches (or maybe nectarines), but nothing overwhelming.
This wine is light in body. When you twirl it you can tell that it is thin. The legs, or “teardrops” down the inside of the glass, fall fast and do not stick to the side of the glass (indicating low alcohol content). It is dry with a hint of sweet peach flavor (like the smell), and refreshing acidity. The flavor does not linger on the tongue and is soon forgotten.
Tonight I paired with baked salmon, and spinach salad, which turned out much better than expected. I did no research on the wine, and was not expecting it to be sweet. The sweet/floral flavor of the wine went well with the buttery taste of the salmon.
This was another Chairman’s Choice, at a lovely $8.99! Worth every penny, but I would not spend any more on it, and most likely would not buy it again. It was nice to drink while cooking dinner!