Torrontés is the emblematic white variety of Argentina since it is native to the country. It reaches its maximum expression in the north of Argentina where the microclimate of the Calchaquí Valley offers a great thermal amplitude and a greater solar exposition that allow the grape to develop a unique aromatic expression, with great freshness and excellent acidity.
Colomé Torrontés is a delicate, elegant and sophisticated interpretation of this variety, with floral notes of roses combined with citrus aromas and a spicy touch that makes it an ideal companion to ethnic foods such as Mexican, Peruvian and even seafood. - Winemakers Note
Founded in 1831, Bodega Colome in Salta Provence is placed among the oldest wine estates in Argentina, established by Nicolas Severo who was then the governor of the town of Salta. It was not until 1854 when Severo's daughter married in and her husband brought vines from France, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, that winemaking efforts were truly initiated.
Rather more recently, in 2001, the estate was bought by Donald and Ursula Hess, rejuvenating the vineyards and the region by bringing this Argentinean winery into their collection.
The 2016 Torrontés is sourced from 50-year-old parral vineyards that yielded 10,000 kilos per hectare from vines planted at 1,700 and 2,300 meters altitude. Some 10% of the grapes were harvested early to provide freshness. It fermented slowly with neutral bayanus yeasts for some 35 days and lots of fine lees and was bottled without malolactic in the month of June. This is perfumed and lightly floral with the Torrontés notes making an appearance in the palate, which fills the mid palate and leaves that sensation of Moscatel pulp. This has the intensity of older vines and slightly longer fermentation and combines power with great freshness. The acidity seems to compensate the faint bitterness inherent to the grape. In general, they are harvesting the white grapes earlier than before, a general tendency they also started to apply to the reds in search of more freshness. This is the best young Torrontés I've had from Colomé. Kudos to winemaker Thibaud Delmotte and his team! 144,000 bottles produced.
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