2016 Flor de Naranja Luján de Cuyo Torrontes

Torrontes, a variety that is native to Argentina, has tendencies to be overly floral and unctuous on the palate, but this exemplary version features a buoyant vein of acidity that balances the wine and gives it lift. Orange blossom and elderflower aromatics draw you in, with juicy flavors of papaya, lychee and lime following on the palate. This is a summer quaffer, built for picnics, poolside parties and Sunday brunches. Enjoy it on its own or with light shellfish dishes like shrimp tacos.

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

Elderflower

Lychee

Melon

orange blossom

Region

Mendoza, Argentina

Pairings

Light Salads

Light Seafood Dishes

Did You Know?

A human has about 9,000 taste buds compared to a dog's 1,700. However, a dog's sense of smell is, at a minimum, 10,000 times more acute than that of a human's – sometimes as much as 100,000.