Alta Vista Premium Torrontes 2012

Torrontes from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 129035
  • ST89
  • WS88
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

It is a floral dry white wine, with fresh, crisp and vibrant flavors of white flowers and asian fruits. A clean, energizing and easy wine to drink.

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

Critical Acclaim

"Bright pale yellow. Expressive, complex aromas of white peach, licorice, lichee, honeysuckle and spring flowers reminded me of viognier. Intense, dry and perfumed, with peach and lemon flavors complicated by a light saline nuance. I like the combination of delicacy and grip. The bracing finish is distinctly salty and firm. A very successful 2012 torrontes."
89 Points

"Presents buttery notes to the ripe pear, gooseberry and grapefruit flavors, lending this a touch of richness and complexity. Beeswax and dried sage accents linger on the supple finish. Drink now. 800 cases imported"
88 Points

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Rating:
(2/28/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
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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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