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Finca Las Nubes Torrontes 2012
Torrontes from Argentina, South America
The ultimate balance of intensity and lightness. The fruit is a little waxy with nice white flower notes and a dry, lingering melon finish– it's reminiscent of a lightweight wildflower honey.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Torrontes comes from Valle de Cafayate in Salta from ungrafted 40-year-old vines. It has another very expressive, almost Gewurztraminer-like bouquet of passion fruit, lychee and guava that is well-defined and effervescent. The palate is supremely well-balanced with crisp acidity, vibrant citrus lemon and orange zest that combine beautifully on the tense, sherbet finish. What a beautiful, life-affirming little Torrontes! Drink now-2017"
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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1 rating, 1 with reviewDeb Parr - Friendship, WI37/19/2013This white is intense on both the nose and the taste buds. Alcohol punch dominates, but it has an underlying bouquet that is pleasant and floral. It is rather sharp on the tongue but it has a soft, smooth linger. A nice balance, and pleasing dryness; however while I can appreciate this wine, I don't necessarily enjoy it. I wouldn't order a second glass if I had it out.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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