Laborum De Parcela Torrontes 2020
95 Tim Atkins Points
Greenish yellow white wine with bright and clear hues. Expressive aromas
of fruity nature with subtle citric and floral hints that are reminiscent of
orange blossom, as well as pleasant herbal hints. This wine is soft in the
palate, of mean volume and balanced alcohol, while it is fresh in the mouth,
showing its good acidity and citric nature in the nose. It is somewhat
mineral, with a mild texture and floral finish. An aromatic, light and fresh
white wine which is modern and pungent.
VINEYARDS: The Torrontés vineyards of Finca El Retiro were planted in 1945 in
Cafayate, using arbors as their main conduction system. Its sandy soil naturally
regulates the vigor of these old low-performance vines, naturally balanced by age,
which grows small berry bunches.
LOCATION: Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, 1650 metres above sea level
AGRONOMIST: Daniel Guillén
VARIETY: Torrontés 100%
AGEING POTENTIAL: 5 years.
WINEMAKER: Francisco Puga.
ALCOHOL: 12,8 %
WINEMAKING: Manual harvest, whole bunch pressing, natural stripping. Fermentation
is carried out with selected yeasts in concrete eggs. 20% of grape juice ferments
with the whole bunch (with stems). Devatted in the first third of fermentation, subsequent bunch pressing and continued fermentation. This wine remains with its lees for 8 months in the concrete egg. Mild filtering and bottling.
PAIRING AND SERVICE SUGGESTIONS: It should be served at a temperature between
8°C and 10°C. Even though it can be drunk by itself, it goes very well with traditional
Saltenean meals, such as empanadas and humitas, or with spiced Thai and Hindu dishes
nicely fruity with smooth dry finish
some flavour layering adds interesting complexity
serving temperature very important - easy to deaden the flavour by over chilling but quickly blossoms when left in the glass for a few minutes
perhaps a little overpriced