This Torrontes is something a bit different. The grapes are from a single vineyard, Finca El Retiro in Cafayate which is 1,750 metres above sea level. The high altitude means extreme temperature swings between night and day, thickening the skin and increasing the phenolic material of the grapes. The primary fermentation took place in new French oak barrels for 25 days, and the wine was then aged for 6 months also in new French oak barrels. This is a unique Torrontes that should be savoured.
Laborum Oak Fermented Torrontés
Region: Cafayate, Salta Province
Food: This Laborum Torrontes weighty mouth feel make it a perfect companion to seabass, salmon, trout or chicken. In addition, its floral aroma and medium body doesn’t allow it to be overwhelmed by spicier foods. Japanese teriyaki, Chinese spices or lighter Indian food pairing works particularly well.
Tasting Notes: This popular torrontes has a typcial salta floral nose which balances well with the medium acidity and body. It has a fruity character, bright greenish yellow colour and a smooth finish.