The Alamos range is made from bought in fruit (rather than being from the estate vineyards) that still represent great quality wines but at a lesser price point. Flush with classic, grapey, muscat, floral and peach notes the Alamos Torrontes is so tasty. The palate is quite fleshing and soft. There is a hint of acid and a bit of dough but ultimately this is just a really easy drinking wine. Best matched with a baked egg dish. Don’t age it, just enjoy.
The Catena family are pioneers of Mendoza. They have carved out a fine empire based on making quality wines from the region that put Argentina on the wine map. Since their large land holdings give them access to some of the the great sites of Mendoza, the resulting wines are outstanding. At the lower level the wines are probably a bit simple but not a bad wine is released here. Most of all I suggest you taste the Malbec based wines because they truly stand out.
Without question the jewel in the crown of Argentina. A large region. Lots of young and innovative producers have moved in and are slowly mapping out sub-regions and single vineyards of note. Look out for great Malbec but lots of experimentation means you can find all sorts of wonderful wines.
DNA testing says this white grape (well there are three distinct Torrontés clones) is related to the Muscat family but is a variety in its own right. Fragrant, textural and a hint neutral in the best possible way. Makes a refreshing drink that is versatile for food matching.