Alta Vista Premium Torrontes 2011

Torrontes from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 119186
  • white wine
  • W&S91
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

With delicate floral aromas, this wine has fresh, lively flavors that are clean, energizing and easy to drink.

This wine pairs wonderfully with grilled fish, fresh shellfish and focaccia topped with tapenade.

Critical Acclaim

"A definitive torrontes from Salta, this is perfumed in the extreme. The flavors are broad and generous, gracious and seductive, with a depth that only old vines (these nearly 50 years old) can deliver."
91 Points

"The 2011 Alta Vista Premium Torrontes was harvested via three passes through the vineyard in Cafayate and such exacting standards show in this great wine. It has a boisterous, quasi-Gewurztraminer bouquet of lemon zest, barley sugar and apricot that leaps out of the glass. The palate is well-balanced with peach and elderflower on the entry, and expresses the varietal with some style. This is an effervescent, somehow life-affirming white wine."
90 Points

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Rating:
(8/16/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
Pair with: Seafood
My new favorite crisp white - so bright and refreshing. Great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc to change things up.
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debparr - Friendship, WI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/9/2013)
Pleasant, sweet and fruity nose. Sharp acidity hits the sides of the tongue but is welcome, not harsh. Lingers nicely on the back of the throat. Pleasing dryness.
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Learn About Alta Vista

Founded in 1997 and owned by the d'Aulan family, former owners of the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne house, Alta Vista is guided by the philosophy of expressing the best terroirs of Argentina and highlighting the typical Argentine varieties: Malbec and Torrontes. The winemaking team's system of terroir management led Alta Vista to produce the very first single-vineyard Malbecs in...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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