Crios Torrontes.

Torrontes
Valle de Cafayate
by Susana Balbo
Crios Torrontes.

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Ripe and refreshing with intense flavours of citrus and green apple with some tropical notes of lychee and honeysuckle. With no oak ageing, this is an adventurous white wine alternative for fans of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio from Argentina.

Torrontes
Valle de Cafayate
by Susana Balbo

RRP: €16.70

Price: €15.90

Ripe and refreshing with intense flavours of citrus and green apple with some tropical notes of lychee and honeysuckle. With no oak ageing, this is an adventurous white wine alternative for fans of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio from Argentina.

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country:
Argentina
region:
Valle De Cafayate
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Torrontes
abv:
13
style:
White
code:
10274
enjoy with:
Tapas-Style Dishes, Thai Curries, Roast Pork With Oriental Flavours
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
Argentina
region:
Valle De Cafayate
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Torrontes
abv:
13
style:
White
code:
10274
enjoy with:
Tapas-Style Dishes, Thai Curries, Roast Pork With Oriental Flavours

Wine Makers

Crios Torrontes. by Susana Balbo

The most recognized and well-known female oenologist in Argentina, Susana Balbo has been instrumental in the transformation of quality table wines in Argentinean viticulture. She is best known for her innovation and progressive spirit in developing wines with unique character and quality, and she is the first Argentinean oenologist ever hired as a consultant by European wineries.

 

At Dominio Del Plata, her family's winery in the famed Mendoza wine region of Argentina, Susana crafts her own signature label wines. They embody the complexity of various grapes along with her creativity as an oenologist to produce fine wines that express prestige, power and finesse. For her Crios label, which means "offspring" (as in children), Susana selected a word to express the notion that these are wines given loving care and attention deserving of her children.

 

The three hands on the label, inspired by a Mayan artifact, represent Susana and her two children. By definition, Crios is to be enjoyed while still young and vibrant. Crios wines are produced under Dominio del Plata's code of sustainable agriculture.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Torrontés is a uniquely Argentinean grape, white with some Muscat lodged in its ancestry somewhere. It has Muscat's spiciness with a bit of extra-scented rose petal. It's as seductive as it sounds in this example, fermented quite dry, enjoying a zippy backbone. It can age up to a decade." Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail

"Lifted, almost Sauvignon-like aromas with crisp citrus and peach fruits. Great with grilled fish or chicken." John Wilson, Irish Times

"Lemon scents prepare the palate for an invigorating attack of pink grapefruit. Zesty and refreshing. Enjoy with ribbons of smoked salmon tossed in tagliatelle with chives and and cream." Liam Campbell, Irish Independent

"Susana Balbo is one of the most respected winemakers in Argentina. The Crios Torrontes is has a nice floral nose and very refined crisp green citrus fruits on the palate." John wilson, The Irish Times.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Hidden Gem , 19/10/2015
By Damian - Wine Club Member
For novelty value, try this hidden gem from Argentina and impress your friends, serve with food and get a conversation going.
Knock out! , 19/10/2015
By Tara - Wine Club Member
Knock out! Ticks the boxes on aroma and palate. Excellent with spicy foods, have used with both prawns and pork. Great after taste. Excellent Value for money, a must buy!
Flavoursome , 19/10/2015
By Angela - Wine Club Member
Flavoursome, very refreshing - long note. Best with food, extremely pleased and enjoyable.
Alternative , 06/02/2015
By Tara - Wine Club Member
A nice alternative to Gewurztramier which is a bit too sweet for our curries
Aromatic, Rich Flavours , 06/02/2015
By June C - Wine Club Member
A lovely, spicy wine, both citrus and sweet flavours. Long lasting on the palate, very aromatic.
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