by Andrew Chalk
Alamos, the Argentine winery best known for its popular Malbec, came through town recently in the personage of Jimena Turner, Director of Wine Education for Wines of Catena, and showed me the full range of their wines that are distributed in the U.S. market. If you are Argentinian, you get the surname ‘Turner’ if your mother marries a Welshman of English extraction at some point in her life.
Jimena showed me that Alamos and Argentina are more than just Malbec. We tasted through their range of wines starting with their Torrontés. This native white grape produces aromatic wines with a bouquet and taste of citrus fruit and often additional flavors of tropical fruits. It is usually not aged in oak, stainless steel being the preferred medium in order to leave the fruit flavors as natural as possible. Ageing time is short, a matter of weeks, so this is a wine very much “made in the vineyard”. Continue reading