Thursday's Wine: Miguel Torres Tormenta Viognier 2008

Today's wine pick is a Viognier from Chile. This is a white wine produced in Chile’s Central Valley, using Viognier grapes. Tormenta is a great wine, made from organically grown grapes. It has a beautiful pale yellow color. Intense aromas of fruit of grapefruit and flowers (roses). In the mouth this wine is fresh, silky and exhibits fine acidity. The finish is long and memorable.

Viognier is good for some intriguing food matches. Viognier is made for bold, exotic dishes. Terrific with shellfish: scallops, lobster, crab, and shrimp -- try using seasonings such as cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, ginger (in Moroccan tagines, for instance, as well as mild Indian curries and Caribbean dishes); For lovers of  nuts, cashews and macadamias work well with this wine. As for cheeses, try Fresh chèvre, gruyère, aged gouda, and fench brie.
Priced under $10.00

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