Torrontés/Riesling * 75cl * 13% ABV * Salta, Argentina
Salta is to Torrontes as Mendoza is to Malbec - the grapes' spiritual home. The altitude here (one mile above sea level!) causes a temperature fall and thus preserves the aromatics in this most aromatic of grape varieties. A hint of Riesling tones it down slightly, but this is still a full-flavoured white wine with aromas of citrus and grapefruit typical of Torrontes and a touch of minerality. Delicate and silky on the palate with great freshness and crisp acidity on the distinctly mineral finish.