2014 Amalaya Torrontés - Riesling

This is a cool blend out of Argentina that I’m digging. Pineapple, papaya, lime, a spritz of lemon, and honeysuckle on the nose. Tropical fruit basket - pineapples, guavas, papayas, mangos - initially on the palate with honeysuckle mid-palate and a lemon-lime finish. The crispness of the Riesling really gives nice structure and acidic zing to the tropical fruit notes of the Torrontés. Clearly a different style from a straight Torrontés, but certainly one that I enjoy, especially at this price!

5/5 bones

$

Torrontés, Riesling

13.5% abv

Salta, ARGENTINA

WINE-O-RITA
Rim glass with Black Hawaiian Black Glitter Salt
Add crushed ice and add to cocktail shaker
1 oz. (30 ml) Red Wine
½ oz. (15ml) Tequila
½ oz. (15 ml) Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
1 oz. (30 ml) Margarita Mix
1 oz. (30 ml) Sweet N Sour
1 oz. (30 ml) Sangria Mix
Shake with ice and strain into prepared glass.
Garnish: Hawaiian Black Glitter Salt, Lime Fan
Enjoy Responsibly!

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