2016 Colome TorrontesTorrontes from Argentina
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"Torrontes is the signature white wine of Argentina, dating from early vineyards first planted in the 1800s. DNA research has shown that the varietal is a cross between the Mis...
- 92 Tim Atkin, MW
- 91 Decanter
- 90+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 Tim Atkin, MW
"A white wine that tends to pass under the radar at Colomé, such is its reputation for red wines. It’s a bright, early picked style of Torrontés, with lime, jasmine and orange peel flavours supported by acidity. Great value, too. 2017-19"
Founded in 1831, Argentina's oldest winery is owner of the highest vines in the world at 3,111m above sea level. This is made from grapes grown at 1,700m, giving fresh aromas and bright floral notes mixed with citrus and spice. An absolute cracker – refreshing and vibrant, which makes it ideal as an aperitif or with Asian food.
90+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's 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. It fermented slowly with neutral bayanus yeasts for some 35 days and lots of fine lees and was bottled without malolactic in the month of June. 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. Kudos to winemaker Thibaud Delmotte and his team!
"Torrontes is the signature white wine of Argentina, dating from early vineyards first planted in the 1800s. DNA research has shown that the varietal is a cross between the Mission grapes of Galicia, Spain, and Muscat of Alexandria. This popular expression of Argentina is growing in acclaim around the world, popular for a light, refreshing wine with Muscat notes redolent of jasmine and orange blossoms. Excellent as an aperitif, it also finds a welcome place with delicate first courses."- Winery
92 - Tim Atkin, MW
91 - Decanter
90+ - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||peach, pear, apricot and stone|
|Nose||floral, peach and pear|