Argentina’s reputation for pure-fruited, super-fresh whites continues to grow with zippy, fragrant Torrontés leading the way. Some of the country’s finest examples come from the award-winning Zuccardi family and their perfectly sited vineyards in Mendoza (aka Argentina's fine wine capital).
The Zuccardis do everything to ensure top quality in your glass (even Decanter has praised them for their consistent "innovation and quality"). The grapes for Alambrado are from the family’s high-altitude Santa Rosa and Maipú Vineyards and are harvested by hand, then cool fermented to capture all their freshness. The 2015 Alambrado release keeps right up with the standards of its medal-winning predecessors – just wait until you taste it.
You’ll find the fragrant pear, peach and citrus flavors of top quality Torrontés, given extra balance with the addition of weightier Pinot Grigio. It’s an irresistible combination and makes for a great glassful by itself, with simply grilled fish or lightly spiced seafood fusion dishes.
The style and price makes Alambrado a perfect weekday favorite. Keep a bottle in the fridge and make sure you’ve got plenty more on standby.