Category Archives: Torrontes

2009 Lo Tengo Torrontes Mendoza

Platinum color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, peaches, mango, grapefruit, with lots of white flowers, slight mineral, with no oak to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium acidity, flowery fruit cocktail, with a solid finish. Not overly complex, but there’s no denying the umami of this wine.

2008 Finca Domingo Torrontes

Platinum color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, loaded with white flowers, peach, apricot, nectarine, tropical, grassy, mineral, no oak, with subtle earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium- acidity, bright stone fruit, with immense white rose, and lilac, with good balance, and a moderate finish. Interesting change of pace wine, that’s refreshing with some Halibut.    

2008 Alta Vista Torrontes Classic Salta

Platinum with yellow-green. On the nose, youthful, melon, grapefruit, lemon, lots of flowers, roses specifically, slight mineral, no oak, lots of perfume. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium- acidity, pretty and elegant with the flowers and fruit cocktail component, but low in acid, and not as balanced as this wine could be. They make a more expensive version of this that I had at the winery, and it was more acidic and balanced. I will visit that next.    

2008 Alta Vista Torrontes

Platinum color. On the nose, youthful, med+ intensity, peach, pear, grapefruit, a fruit cocktail, white rose, lilac, no oak, and no earth. On the palate, dry, medium acidity, very pretty fruit and flower combo, with richness and weight, and moderate length to the finish. Very under appreciated white that more people should know about.    

2006 Zolo Torrontes Argentina

Dare I say classic Torrontes, like anyone really knows what that means. I thought this was one of the prettiest white wine noses I have smelled in a while. Not earthy in any way, bursting with tropical fruit aromas, papaya, kiwi, grapefruit, citrus, and a very nice white flower component. On the palate, dry, med+ intensity, nice acidity, good fruity floral integration, not oaky, and a moderate finish. Everyone should be exploring this grape, there are some great values here that destroy California whites.