|Brigitte and Philippe Subra's CarinaE Vinos Torrontés, 2009 Mendoza Argentina|
Everybody has their favorites. I happen to have very many, so it's hard to just pick one of anything to call a true favorite for me when there is a time and a place for different things for very different reasons. But easily one of my favorite whites right now is definitely the strong personality of the Torrontés grape variety. A while ago, I was introduced to the Torrontés grape and fell in love with it's perfumey and very aromatic nose backed by it's complex and versatile palate ranging from stone fruits, to citrus peels, to spices and honey. They're known for their versatile acidity levels, dryness and smooth textures.