Sierra Los Andes, Uco Valley, Torrontés 2014

Sierra Los Andes, Uco Valley, Torrontés 2014

9.50

Delicate and complex floral aromas of rose and jasmine combine with refreshing citrus notes, in this delicious Torrontés.

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Vintage - 2014

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Torrontés 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Sierra Los Andes is a stunning Malbec from the heart of Argentina's winemaking land. From a country infused with passion and vibrancy, this wine is equally as exciting. Elegantly packaged, this heady and intense Malbec charmingly showcases the purity of fruit in this quintessentially Argentinian variety.

This Torrontés comes from Los Indios Vineyard in Altamira, San Carlos, Uco Valley, which is situated at 1,100 metres above sea level. The terroir here is characterized by its sandy soils, with caliche and rock layers which provide great drainage. The climate with its warm days and cold nights, has an average temperature variation of 16 °C, and an average annual rainfall of 300mm, providing a long slow ripening period. Yielding five tonnes per hectare, the vines are grown on espalier training systems, using drip irrigation.

The grapes were hand picked in two stages, with the first harvest taking place at the beginning of April, to obtain freshness and the second at the end of April, when the grapes were riper to add body to the final wine. The grapes were gently destemmed and then carefully pressed. A pellicular maceration was performed to transfer the varietal character from the skin to the must. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures, of between 12 and 15°C, to preserve the primary aromas.

Delicate and complex floral aromas of rose and jasmine combine with refreshing citrus notes, in this delicious Torrontés. A fresh, crisp and balanced wine with good volume and a persistent finish. A delicious apéritif and a great match for lightly spiced Asian inspired cuisine, a smoked salmon roll with a fennel crème and Foie Gras with a fig purée.