LE20 Torrontes Muscat from Mendoza, Argentina
At the foot of the Andes and an average of 900m above sea level, Mendoza boasts some of the highest vineyards in the world and Torrontes grows particularly well at this elevation. The hot semi-arid climate is tempered by cool mountain nights, helping the varietal to retain acidity. Dry, rocky soils mean the vines have to work harder for nutrients thereby producing smaller, more concentrated grapes.
Torrontes and Muscat, two aromatic whites, share many similarities making them ideal blending partners. Expect floral aromas, fresh peach and citrus flavours and bright acidity. Torrontes, Argentina’s signature white wine grape, lends notes of rose petal, geranium and peach, complimented by Muscat’s honeysuckle, mandarin orange and stone fruit flavours.
Some of you will remember we did a Torrontes as a LE12 in January 2013 to rave reviews!
- Medium body
- No oak
- 13.5% alcohol
- $209.22 for approx. 23 liters. Includes labels, shrinks, cork, service & tax.