White Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007
 

Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007 Review & Tasting Notes

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The aromas of the 2007 Pascual Toso Torrontes are about medium in strength and intensity, with primarily tropical fruit and floral scents mixing together. Overall, though, the aromas are a bit older and less pleasant than other Torrontes, in particular the 2007 Catena Alamos Torrontes. I'm not sure if I would go so far as to say that the Pascual Toso Torrontes had a smoky or even musty edge, but it did seem older and less fresh.

 

Warning: The Catena Alamos Torrontes is highly sensitive to temperature. See the Palate section below for more information and advice.

 

Pascual Toso Torrontes 2007 Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The 2007 Pascual Toso Torrontes is characterized by a brilliant golden-yellow color with medium depth and striking clarity. It is, however, a bit less intense in its color than the 2007 Catena Alamos Torrontes.

Nose
The aromas of the 2007 Pascual Toso Torrontes are about medium in strength and intensity, with primiarily tropical fruit and floral scents mixing together. Overall, though, the aromas are a bit older and less pleasant than other Torrontes, in particular the {ln:catena-alamos-torrontes-2007-review '2007 Catena Alamos Torrontes}. I'm not sure if I would go so far as to say that the Pascual Toso Torrontes had a smoky or even musty edge, but it did seem "older" and less fresh.

Palate
The light-bodied 2007 Pascual Toso Torrontes is rather dry, has a marked acidity, and a short-to-moderate length. As with the aromas, the falvor experience is dominated by tropical fruits — mostly melon, it seems.

The 2007 Pascual Toso Torrontes is extremely temperature sensitive — more so than what I've seen in any other wine (except other Torrontes). Refrigerator temperature is of course too cold, but the difference between the flavors and aromas a few minutes out of the fridge and 10-15 minutes out when it reaches its best is astounding. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for the wine to go downhill again, with the harsh acid and alcohol starting to overwhelm the fruit and flowers of the wine.

Food Pairing
The 2007 Pascual Toso Torrontes seems to go well with a variety of dishes, but what's most notable is how well it is able to stand up to very strong, flavorful dishes, meats, and cheeses. It may in fact not do as well with milder dishes as a result. You should seriously consider this Torrontes in situations where you might otherwise pair a stronger red wine with your food.

Pairing Pascual Toso Torrontes with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: Interesting aromas are released in the back of the throat; definitely worth trying out
  • Swiss Cheese: The Pascual Toso Torrontes acquires a harsher flavor
  • Aged Gouda: Neutral
  • Aged Parmesan: The Torrontes becomes sweeter and more fruity
  • Chevre: Increased acidity; slight increase in flavor intensity — overall a positive pairing

Pairing Pascual Toso Torrontes with Meats

  • Chorizo Salami: The Pascual Toso Torrontes becomes sweeter & more acidic; holds up well against strong, savory meat.

Pairing Pascual Toso Torrontes with Main Dishes

  • Shrimp Scampi: Wine becomes a little more acidic, but stands up to the strong garlic and other scampi flavors
  • Barbecued Pork: The Pascual Toso Torrontes becomes even more aromatic and flavorful
  • Pasta with Vodka-Cream sauce: Wine becomes a little more harsh; probably not suited to mild tomato-based dishes

 

Recipes
I would hesitate to add the Catena Alamos Torrontes to any dishes when cooking because the flavors and aromas, while pronounced in the wine, are delicate enough that they would probably cook off too easily.

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