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Altivo Torrontes Vineyard Selection 2015

Altivo Torrontes Vineyard Selection 2015

Ref: A122315

Very aromatic with lemon, spring flowers and mint on the nose. Supple and juicy, with a hint of sweetness counterpointed by fresh acidity. Classic Argentinian Torrontes - very approachable and easy drinking.
2015 13.5%abv

The grapes are sourced from specific blocks in the vineyard which are chosen for their true expression of the varietal character and also elegance in the final product. They are grown in the Famatina Valley in the province of La Rioja in Argentina. As this is somewhat higher than other regions, it results in intense solar radiation during the day and much cooler nights which in turn gives a longer growing season. The end result is the the grapes have a chance to develop greater complexity, flavour and acidity resulting in more elegant and less alcoholic wines.

Eugenio Bustos, where Altivo is based, was established in 1890, after Eugenio Bustos purchased some land in Valle de Uco as it was named by the Haurpe Indians (Uco Valley in English) , in Mendoza, and began to build the winery. His daughter, Celia Bustos, inherited the estate and thanks to her leadership, the land was turned into a profitable vineyard.

The town of Eugenio Bustos as the immediate area is now known, is a very old traditional town at the base of the Andes. Being slightly higher, at 1200 metres, than the rest of Mendoza and closer to the Andes the temperatures are slightly more moderate which gives the wines more subtle characteristics than other areas of Mendoza. It also means that excellent quality whites can be produced here, which is not he case in all of Mendoza.

More recently years the winery has been extended, restored, and equipped with French and Italian state-of-the-art technology.

 Contains Sulphites

Region Argentina

Grape Torrontes

Producer Eugenio Bustos

Vintage 2015

Eco Warrior  0

Colour White

Dryness Medium Dry

Body Medium Bodied

Food Fish/Spicy Dishes/Asian Food

Drink Drink Now

Price: 10.46


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