WTF is this wine?!
We weren’t wine people when we visited Mendoza one Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. But after three days of mountain air, asado, and award-winning wine, we realized the world doesn’t need more wine people. It just needs great wine.
It's Torrontes, it's pretty natural.
We harvest our grapes by hand into small bins and press them to separate the juice from the skins. Then we move everything into fourth-use oak barrels, and that's when the wild yeasts found naturally on the skins do their fermentation magic. Everything hangs out for about 6 months.
And yeah, that's about it. We'd rather not add any extra stuff since the grapes know what to do.
Fine, more technical stuff.
This is 100% Torrontes, courtesy of the 2017 harvest in Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, where it’s a nice 1250 meters above sea level. The soil there is alluvial with chalky topsoil and loamy clay at the bottom, but rest assured the color of this wine is quite different: it’s pale yellow with bright golden hues.
We took a deep breath and we smelled explosive floral notes with citrus and fresh fruit hints. One of our friends said, “Wow, there’s a high yet balanced acidity and freshness that plays with the deep white fruit and elegant dry notes.” Sounds right to us.
Have it with ceviche or grilled trout.