Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has mouthwatering acidity that keeps you coming back for another sip and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this wine has to be tasted to be believed. Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood. Keep one in the fridge at all times!
Special PASSIONVINES92 points - This is a great Argentine white! The nose is amazing flowers, honey, peaches, so some experts it might seem like it is dessert wine, but it's not. It is dry, crisp, slightly acidic, a little citrusy with a long finish. It would compliment Asian cuisines, anything spicy, garlic dishes.
Wine Advocate 90 points - This brilliant portfolio begins with the medium straw-colored 2008 Torrontes. It offers up an alluring perfume of spring flowers, peach, apricot, and a hint of citrus. On the palate the wine is dry, smooth textured, layered, and succulent while retaining a sense of elegance. This nicely balanced wine features a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years. (Dec 2008)
Name: Julia from Somers Point, NJ
Review: This is a great Argentine white! The nose is amazing: flowers, honey, peaches, so some experts it might seem like it is dessert wine, but it's not. It is dry, crisp, slightly acidic, a little citrusy with a long finish. It would compliment Asian cuisines, anything spicy, garlic dishes.
Name: Bill from downashore
Review: Another great selection from Passion Vines! We had this with our modified Caprese Salad after reading some recommendations online about the salad and this wine as an accompaniment. Even the picky wine drinker with us loved it. A great wine that will pair well with many dishes
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Alcohol 13.5% Vineyard Characteristics Situated at an elevation of 5000 feet. The soil is sandy and the climate is dry with intense sun and cool nights.
In a country dominated by male winemakers, Susana Balbo stands out not only for her gender, but for her incredible skill and experience. She has been making wine since she earned her enology degree in 1981, and she has probably produced a wider variety of wines than any other winemaker in Argentina. Susana was the first Argentine winemaker to be hired as a consultant to make wine outside of Argentina. She has made wine in Australia, California, Chile, France, Italy, South Africa, and Spain, and she spends a month each year in a different wine region of the world studying with local winemakers and growers.
After twenty years of producing wines for others, Susana decided it was time to apply her education and experience to her own wines and put her name right on the bottle. Susana strives for balance in her wines, with layers of complexity coming from the individually fermented varietals. She wants people who drink her wines to feel that every sip from the glass is as exciting as the first.