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Dos Minas (“two chicks”) in Argentine slang, are two highly regarded females in the wine industry. Both are aligned in the belief that Torrontés is a wonderfully aromatic, food-friendly wine that is among the best of what Argentina has to offer to the world.
Torrontes grows especially well in Cafayate, near Salta, due to sandy soils and a longer, cooler summer than in Mendoza. The vineyards in Cafayate are about 1,750m above sea level and the vines are 45-years old in an area called “El Retiro”. The vines are trained in the Pergola method, which is the traditional way for all Torrontes vines to be trained.
nextSectionThe 2013 Torrontes has more floral and citrus notes due to the fact that the year was sunnier and drier than 2011 and 2012. The grapes were therefore healthier, and it is a wine that has more varietally typical, highly expressive notes of roses and orange blossoms and other flowers. Winery also sought to lower the alcohol to 13% so that the wine would be fresher and easier to drink, yet with good acidity. The fresh aromas and flavors of nectarine, white pepper, and peach pit are in harmony with an addictive acidity and a lively finish.
nextSectionPair this beauty with Thai chicken thighs with green garlic, sashimi with jalapeno zest, and grilled shrimp and guacamole rolled in fresh soft corn tortillas.
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nextSectionIntense ruby color. Expressive bouquet with notes of raspberries, bilberries and cherries, enlivened by a touch of spice and a depth of vanilla. Charming fruit in the mouth with good structure that highlights concentrated flavors and fleshy tannins. Nice complexity on the tasting resulting in good length. This Crianza is made from our best cuvees from the 2010 vintage and conserves in full the character derived from top quality grapes. This focused red is subtle but harmonious, with well-integrated flavors of black cherry, toast, herbs and spice layered over fine tannins. Crisp and fresh.
Verity Wine Partners
nextSectionPungent flavours of dark fruit, plum and cedar box, typical to the cultivar. A medium body wine with lots of complexity and lingering palate. Well integrated wood and approachable tannin structure.
nextSectionCabernet Sauvignon is one of the more complex and layered wines out there. It has higher tannins and a savory character often described as black pepper and tobacco. Because of Cab’s traits, look for foods high in fat and umami flavors for Cabernet Sauvignon food pairing. Try Cabernet Sauvignon with a charred gruyere burger, a mushroom pizza with tomato sauce or some marinated ribeye steak. To champion the fruit flavors in Cabernet Sauvignon, don’t pair it with chocolate. Instead, pair wine with braised short ribs or mushroom stroganoff. The powerful umami flavors overcome the savory quality of Cabernet Sauvignon leaving the berry flavors out in the open to shine.
Martin Scott Wines
Good Karma is a charity wine. Ten percent of the gross profit per bottle will be donated to your state’s food bank. We are proud to support the vision for a hunger-free community and happy that our regional food bank, Foodlink in Rochester, NY will assist in distributing funds from Good Karma to other food banks across the country where this wine is sold.
nextSectionMineral, candied ginger, and citrus zest in the nose, followed by concentrated orange, lime juice and traces of grapefruit flavors. Full texture on the palate with a noticeable spine of acidity and citrus peel that extends the finish.
nextSectionThink Spice. Because of Riesling’s sweetness and acidity, it makes the perfect accompaniment to spicy food. Strong Indian and Asian spices are a perfect match with Riesling. A classic pairing with Riesling is spiced duck leg.
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