The intense mountain sunlight and pure snowmelt water of the Andes gives the Alamos Torrontes its explosive floral aromatic character and bright citrus flavors. This crisp, refreshing wine is excellent with spicy empanadas and grilled fish. 100% Torrontes. Alamos is a brand owned by the Catena family. In 1902, Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. Owned today by Nicolas Catena and his daughter Laura, Bodega Catena Zapata is one of the few family-owned wine companies in Argentina that remains in Argentine hands. The family's estate vineyards are located throughout the premier growing region of Mendoza. Nicolas believes this high-altitude terroir (3,000–5,000 feet above sea level) is unique to the world and the reality of this belief is expressed in every bottle of Catena wine crafted. Bodega Catena Zapata is also known as the pioneer of fine Argentinean wine and Nicolas is recognized as the vintner who revolutionized wine quality in Argentina. As a trained economist, Nicolas began his revolution in the early 1980s and continues to challenge himself and his team to make wines that can be counted among the best in the world. Torrontes is unique to Argentina and has been called the country's signature white varietal. The Catena family sources Alamos Torrontes from some of Argentina's highest vineyards in the world.