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2022 Torrontes

The 2022 Torrontes exhibits aromas of citrus zest, tropical fruit and peach blossom, with a floral finish.
Pairs best with fish and Asian cuisine

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$35.00 per Bottle
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Torrontes is a very interesting, rare grape type. A cross created by Argentinean Monks, crossing Muscat
Canelli and Creola (a mission grape variety), it expresses a flavor profile only slightly reminiscent of its
parent Muscat, and nothing of creola. Our Torrontes has the bright crispness of a Sauvignon Blanc, the
floral and tropical notes of Muscat, and the citrus notes characteristic of the best dry Rieslings.

Pairs with Argentine Beef Empanadas - Click to View Food Pairing

Pairs with Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict - Click to View Food Pairing

Wine Profile

Vintage 2022
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Torrontes
Appellation Alta Mesa
Sugar 21.5 Brix
Acid 6.5 g/L total acidity
PH 3.54 pH
Aging Aged 5 months in stainless steel, filtered & bottled
Fermentation Destemmed & crushed, 24 hour cold soak with natural yeast present, pressed & inoculated, 21 day fermentation at 55 degrees Fahrenheit
Alcohol % 12.2
Size 750 ml

Winemaker Notes

When one tastes Argentinean Torrontes, you will often see alcohols in the 14-15% range, low acidity and noticeable residual sugar. This is because they ripen the grapes to high sugar levels in order to emphasize the sweet notes of tropical fruits and flowers, aiming for a style similar to off-dry Muscat wines. At Wise Villa we choose to balance Torrontes by picking at much lower sugar levels, achieving a flavor profile and alcohol levels more in line with sparkling winemaking. We then ferment the wine cold and slow in stainless steel, to keep it aromatic, crisp and fresh. 2022 started off warm with an early spring, followed by a long and hot summer. The weather cooled down in the last three weeks that the grapes were left on the vine. Resulting in more fresh fruit & acidity in the grapes, for a leaner & more mineral-driven wine