2010 Bodegas Monteviejo Torrontés Festivo
Provenance: Mendoza, Argentina
Available at: Vom Fass, 7314 Manchester Road, Maplewood, vomfassusa.com; $11.99
Food pairings: Smoked seafood • Coconut curry • Greek salad
The white-grape counterpart to Malbec in Argentina, Torrontés has enticing aromas of tropical fruit, ginger and white flowers. Fresh peach flavors saturate the supple-bodied wine. A clean finish reminiscent of ripe grapefruit makes a juicy, mouthwatering drink.
2010 Domaine Lafond Tavel Rosé
Provenance: Rhône, France
Available at: The Wine & Cheese Place, multiple locations, wineandcheeseplace.com; $15.99
Food pairings: Pork tenderloin • Salad niçoise • Salmon
There is something special about a region completely devoted to rosé. More rugged and robust than most pink wines, Tavels are bone-dry with spicy berry notes. Concentrated color, intense bouquet, powerful flavors and vigorous body unite in this excitingly versatile wine.
2010 House of Independent Producers Chardonnay
Provenance: Columbia Valley, Washington
Available at: Saint Louis Cellars, 2640 S. Big Bend Blvd., Maplewood, saintlouiscellars.com; $16.99
Food pairings: Spaghetti alla carbonara • Chicken cordon bleu • Raclette
This Washington version of a classic varietal is un-oaked, with the intention of emulating the Chablis style of Chardonnay. Fragrant pear and apple in the glass open up to sweet, tropical pineapple tones on the sublime yet subtle creamy palate.
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