Bodega Colome Torrontes 2013
Torrontes offers the floral notes of roses, the citrus aroma of grapefruit, and a spicy hint. In the mouth it is fresh, round, and well bodied with a long, fine finish. Torrontes is a fabulous match for ethnic foods, even more so than other white wines, and it combines ideally with Asian sushi, Mexican tacos, Peruvian cerviche, or the Andean-cusine dishes of North Argentina.
100% Torrontes from the Calchaqui Valley. Bottled by Hess Family Latin America. Wines of distinction have been crafted at Bodega Colome, here in the Upper Calchaqui Valley, since 1831. Their sustainably farmed desert vineyards grow some of the world's highest-elevation Malbec: San Isidro yields intense ripe fruit, Colome lends complexity and weight, and El Arenal gives elegance and freshness to the blend. Donald Hess has spent over a decade lovingly restoring the Colome winery, Estancia, and vineyards—celebrating one of Argentina's magical, still-untamed lands. The estate ranges in altitude from 7,546 feet to 10,207 feet above sea level. Along with its exquisite boutique-hotel Estancia, breathtaking views, and the vast expanses of untouched terrain, Colome has become one of the jewels in the crown of Hess Family Estates (since 2001), a family-run business made up of eight wineries across the world. The torrontes variety is Argentina's flagship, native white grape, which reaches its highest expression north of the country. This region, the Calchaqui Valley, has a special microclimate of greate thermal amplitude and intese solar exposition where vineyards grow at altitudes of between 5,577 and 10,171 feet above sea level. Due to these conditions, grapes develop a unique aromatic expression, distinctive from grapes of other regions, and are made into fresh wines of great acidity. At Colome, they seek a fine, delicate, and elegant interpretation of the winemaking tradition. Most grapes are grown in Finca La Brava at 5,577 feet above sea level, which is considered the best altitude for this variety. The vineyards have trellis systems and the yield is approximately 10 tons per 2.5 acres.