Well-made Torrontes is a pleasure for the nose. Being a Europhile I’ve been late to appreciate the vibrancy of this grape’s scent. Now though, I can’t get enough of it and luckily many more are available in the US market. Don’t miss this one, available at a value for money price point.
Alamos, Salta, Torrontes 2009 The nose is beautifully perfumed, with roses and lychee. In the mouth, the fruits show in both a citrus and tropical way, very fresh, light-bodied; this wine is all about the fruit and floral characters of the grape behind it – very nice.
The grapes were grown at elevations of 5,000 to 6,000 feet with the Andes looking over their shoulders. The wine was fermented in stainless, seeing no oak or malolactic during its creation. Winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt. 13.8% $13 suggested US retail, tasted at a media luncheon.
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