Torrontes, 2014. Tomero

Torrontes, 2014. Tomero

Item #: V0816W1IA
Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Torrontes
Vineyard/Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
Color: Very pale
Nose: Spice, peach
Palate: Medium
Finish: Lovely apricot
Rating: 94
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2017/Seafood, shellfish, vegetarian/Alcohol 13%

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Tomero is the work of Carlos Pulenta of the Vistalba estate located in the famed Argentine wine district of Mendoza. Pulenta built his winery in 2002, naming it after the heritage of the area.

"Tomero" represents the official assigned to manage the distribution of the melted snow from the Andes out to the various estates in the districts. The Tomero decided when and how the water wouldbe distributed by opening and closing the water channel. Presently, that job is now in the hands of the government. The name is Pulenta's homage to the importance of the position and its role in assistingthe country's wine business.

Argentina is one of the most exceptional wine areas in the world. They experience near perfect weather every year with practically no rain and bright sunshine almost every day. Most of the vineyards are 3,000to 4,000 feet above sea level for the cooler temperatures, brighter sun, and cleaner air. It just doesn't get much better for awinemaker.

Torrontes is an extraordinarily diverse grape. There are the fat, rich stone fruit components reminiscent of California, elongated by the soil flavors of France, and the spice of Spain. A blazing plethoraof luscious, ripe fruit greets you and follows with a rich and glorious finish. In the core of our selection, you will find the lovely flavors of white peaches and guavas with hints of anise, kiwi and orangepeel. Not only distinctive, but a wondrous crowd pleaser.

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