According to wine expert Jancis Robinson, Torrontes has the capability of producing of high quality. At its most ideal, Robinson notes, Torrontes are “wines for early drinking that are not too heavy, are high in acidity, and are intriguingly aromatic in a way reminiscent of but not identical to Muscat.” Torrontes has also been compared to Pinot Grigio and Viognier.
Bodega Monteviejo is owned by Catherine Pere-Verge, who is also the proprietor of Chateau Le Gay in Pomerol. The winery is located at the foothills of the Andes, next to Vista Flores. Michel Rolland is in charge of the winemaking. It hails from Argentina, but with the expertise and savoir fair of the team of winemakers who deliver the Chateau Le Gay wines out of Pomerol. This is one you’ll want to hoard winelovers! It’s dry, succulent, and citrusy, and perfect with most any appetizer on the light side. You can’t go wrong just having it as a solo aperitif. Fish, chicken, and seafood alike, are perfect for the medium body and lengthy finish of this Festivo Torrontes, as is guacamole, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine using these meat choices. Oh, and this Bodega Monteviejo is fantastic with sushi too! Pale, bright yellow colour. Enticing aromas of Granny Smith apple, melon and hint of minerality. This wine is juicy, fresh, firmand pure. A prefect example of the pure expression of Torrontes.
Robert Parker, Jr.-The Wine Advocate: Rated as An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character “Baking spices, citrus, lemon peel, and apricot; layered fruit, dense, dry, succulent, and lengthy” Oct 2010
Producer Bodegas Monteviejo
SubRegion Valle de Uco
Tasting Date: February 2012
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $11.99