Argentine Wines: Torrontés

 


It is perhaps our meat eating culture that conjures the rapid association of red wine with the local viticulture, however, and despite the Argentine Malbec’s superstardom, there is a white wine that is 100% Argentina and it is the Torrontés. Bred from a cross between Muscatel and Criolla Chica (brought by Spanish missionaries to South America in the 16th Century) this national gem is produced solely in Argentina’s North West region, in the provinces of Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and in Salta where allegedly the Torrontés is best.

The pale yellow-green or golden colored wine has an intense fragrance reminiscent of roses, jasmines, and tropical and citric fruits, complementing poultry,  seafood and creamy dishes to perfection. It is also often paired with spicy food or enjoyed alone as an aperitif.

For a special sample of Argentine wines, accompanied by snacks from HG Restaurant, don’t miss our weekly tastings every Thursday starting at 7PM at Fierro Hotel.  Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220 6800. recepcion@fierrohotel.com.

Our Dining Picks: Green Bamboo

(Photo by azotesdivinos)

The Vietnamese identify five flavors; salty, sweet, bitter, spicy and sour,  which Taoist tradition aims to combine harmoniously as nature combines the elements of fire, earth, metal, wood and water.  This culinary philosophy is what Green Bamboo has adopted for their exotic Vietnamese-fusion menu. The warm and inviting atmosphere with low tables and dim lighting complete the enjoyment of dining and the creative drinks from their great bar must be sampled!

Green Bamboo

Costa Rica 5802, Palermo

4775.7050

reservas@green-bamboo.com.ar

Open evening from 8.30pm