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Torrontes is the grape, here sourced from the high altitude Cafayate region in Argentina - The relatively cooler climate means the grapes ripen slowly, preserving fruit flavours - Which is good news, as they are lovely - lychees and rose petal aromas, together with tropical fruit flavours - A great one to match with lighter indian dishes.
This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 2 years
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Matthew Jukes - The Daily Mail 11/12/2015
Of the 2015 vintage, Matthew Jukes said: “The Torrontés grape is Argentina’s secret white weapon. It has a different aroma and flavour to any other variety and this makes it fascinating. The nose is perfumed, exotic and peachy but the palate is slender and lean. This means that is a nifty aperitif, but it invariably performs it best duties when matched with lighter, spicy dishes. For that reason I would urge you to taste it with prawn gyozas, bhajis or chilli squid and revel in the results.”
From the very beginning The Wines of Catena set out to discover the best places to plant vineyards in Mendoza, identifying the best microclimates for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Malbec. In addition, new techniques of cluster thinning and harvest practices were implemented to further increase concentration. This research program also led to the conclusion that the poor soils near the Andes, were actually ideal for quality viticulture
Torrontés is taking center stage a few hundred miles to the northwest, in the Cafayate region of Salta. It is believed that Argentina's flagship white varietal was brought to the country by Spanish Jesuits in the 18th century. Torrontés is found in the world's highest vineyards, resting at 5,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level in Argentina. The high altitude growing conditions translate beautifully to bright floral aromas and delightfully crisp acidity in our Tesco Finest Torrontés wine.