Savvy winemakers leave a little residual sugar in their white wines for a sweet kiss on the finish. Who doesn’t like that! Overdoing it can spoil things of course, and many big-selling wines could be accused of having sloppy kisses! Personally, I like when the hint of sweetness is not from sugar, but the addition of some Muscat grape (Torrontes in Argentina), which makes for an exotic tasting kiss. How can you resist? Give it a try.
The mood for this wine: Weekend sipping or brunch, early evening pick-me-up, or whenever.
And the moderate alcohol and price certainly point to party drinking. I’ve also found that the exotic kiss flatters white meat dishes.
FUZION 19 Chardonnay/Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina (organic) 553818 $12.00