Friday, July 10, 2009

Luigi Bosca La Linda Torrontes 2008

Luigi Bosca was founded and still run by the Arizu family who moved from Spain to the Mendoza region of Argentina in the late 1800's. However, they didn't export their wines until 1984 when Switzerland received the first shipment outside of Argentina. The Finca La Linda Torrontes wine is a great summer wine made of 100% Torrontes grapes. It has a nice sweet aroma of honey, orange blossoms and lavender and is followed by a nice fruity peach and apricot taste along with some tartness of green apples. This modertly dry wine has great acidity and reminds me a little bit of a Muscat, but not as sweet. Although the alcohol content is 14.5%, it is well disguised. Be sure to keep this COLD between glasses. In addition to appetizers, it would go well with most white meats, seafood or even a spicy indian or asian dish. Robert Parker rated this 89 points. This is a very nice wine that retails for about $10. Give this a try.

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