This wine’s Andean coolness shifts between rock salt and oyster shells—a mineral character that sets it apart from its peers. Grown at elevations reaching 5,400 feet, on 43-year-old vines, this hides torrontés’s florality until the finish, along with orange peel and a Campari-like bitterness that hints at more detail to come with air. It would match with grilled chicken and capers in a lemon sauce, as one taster suggested, or fire-grilled river trout.
Areyna 2021 Salta Torrontés
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Corey Warren is the Tastings Editor in addition to covering the wines of the Loire, Southern France, Argentina and South Africa.
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