Staff Selections • David Mahoney

Spring Pick 2023

Bodegas Colome Estate Torrontes

(Calchaquí Valleys, Salta, Argentina)

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Now that we’ve finally emerged from our long, cold, snowy winter, we’re more than ready to breathe in the sweet smell of flowers. If you want to experience that exhilarating sensation not just in your garden but in your wine glass, too, then Torrontés is the wine for you. Argentina’s signature white wine, Torrontés is rich in the chemical compounds known as terpenes, which are responsible for its heady floral aromas. Colomé, the oldest continually producing winery in Argentina, makes a particularly fine version of this distinctive wine. Colomé Estate Torrontés is made from grapes grown at an elevation of more than a mile high in the mountains of the Salta province. Though it leads with a sweet bouquet of jasmine and elderflower, it’s refreshingly dry on the palate, with firm acidity and a pleasant hint of bitterness on the finish. It’s an absolutely ideal partner for Thai curries and other spicy Asian dishes.