Wine of the Week


Wine of the Week

Bodegas Colome


2016 "Salta"
 
Torrontes
 

 90 Robert Parker

 $9.99

 
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We tasted this earlier in the week and it goes straight to the top for the ultimate spring and summer sipping white wine. Torrontés is the white icon grape of Argentina and it reaches its maximum splendor in the north of Argentina. The special microclimate of the Calchaquí Valley brings great thermal amplitude and higher solar exposure; thus, grapes develop unique aromas and a great freshness and excellent acidity.

From the Wine Advocate: The 2016 Torrontés is sourced from 50-year-old parral vineyards that yielded 10,000 kilos per hectare from vines planted at 1,700 and 2,300 meters altitude. Some 10% of the grapes were harvested early to provide freshness. This is perfumed and lightly floral with the Torrontés notes making an appearance in the palate, which fills the mid palate and leaves that sensation of Moscatel pulp. This has the intensity of older vines and slightly longer fermentation and combines power with great freshness. The acidity seems to compensate the faint bitterness inherent to the grape. In general, they are harvesting the white grapes earlier than before, a general tendency they also started to apply to the reds in search of more freshness. This is the best young Torrontés I've had from Colomé.

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