We all think of red wine when we think of Mendoza but they are making huge progress in the production of their white wine and Torrontes is a grape variety that they are vehemently working with and the results are amazing. It has become known as Argentina’s signature white grape variety and it is unique, complex and extremely food friendly.
The multi award winning Los Haroldos is a family owned, family run winery which has now been passed on through 3 generations. The front of the bottle shows their journey which started with a young man (Don Lolo Falasco) taking bottles of wine into Buenos Aires in the basket on the front of his bicycle to sell. They then followed their dreams and moved to Mendoza to build a winery, it is now full of state of the art winemaking equipment and they are producing a wide range of award winning wines at varying price points. Awarding body Harpers Wine Stars confirms that with their latest vintages “they continue to produce excellent wines with a very good price-quality relationship”, in other words – they are fantastic value for money.
Quite unique stylistically and very aromatic with a nose of jasmine, apricot and honeysuckle followed by a dry palate with passion fruit, honeyed lemon and orchard fruits, this is a wine that can stand up to so many different foods.
Perfect with oven baked salmon or tagine with lemon and herbs and also a classic match to Asian Cuisine, Thai in particular. Alternatively do what the locals do and try it with Empanadas.