Credit: Doña Paula Estate
Hailing from the sky-high Valle de Cafayate in the region of Salta in northwest Argentina — where the cool nights do wonders for the lip-smacking acid in the fragrant torrontes grapes — this is one great summer white. With its orange blossom and lychee bouquet and its balance of tart, fresh, and tropical flavors, it’s a great wine for a spicy Asian meal, particularly one enjoyed outdoors. Grab some Thai takeout and go have a picnic; this bottle’s screw-top makes it easy to deal with, and it offers a whole lot of enjoyment for the price.
Doña Paula Estate Torrontes 2011, $15