Trivento White Orchid Reserve Torrontes 2018
The aromas open with floral notes of white orchids and roses followed by subtle fruit flavors of pineapple, banana, apple and orange peel typical of the Torrontés grape.
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Blended with 15% Pinot Gris, this Torrontés is a light-bodied delight at 12.7% ABV. White grapefruit and lime are melded with ethereal aromas of its namesake white orchid and other exotic flowers. Its edgy mouthfeel keeps the floral notes coming, along with touches of tropical fruit and stone fruit nectar.
COMMENTARY: The 2018 Trivento White Orchid is a spot-on example of Torrontés. The winery used 15% Pinot Gris to prevent the wine from being too aromatic, and that technique worked wonders. TASTING NOTES: This wine is bright in the aromas and sturdy on the palate, with just a hint of sweetness. Its captivating aromas and flavors of flowers and stone fruits should pair it sumptuously with fresh salmon and tuna sashimi. (Tasted: May 31, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
Fresh yet simple aromas of orange peel and lychee capture the good side of this aromatic variety. Bright acidity charges up and elevates the palate, while this blend of 85% Torrontés and 15% Pinot Gris tastes of salty melon, lychee and persimmon. A fresh, steady finish deals a melony aftertaste.
The Trivento portfolio of fine wines was founded in 1996 and is a true expression of Argentine wines, with more than 1,500 hectares of vineyards.
Trivento is named for the three winds that influence its vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina: the Polar, a cold wind from the south; the Zonda, a warming western wind sweeping down off of the Andes; and the Sudestada, or southeast blow, which brings freshness from the Atlantic and Río Plata estuary to the vineyards. At the foot of the Andes, strains of vines originating in the Old World are at home with terroirs of generous sun and careful hands.