Piattelli Alto Molino Torrontes, Cafayate

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Producer
Piattelli
Grape Varieties
Torrontes
Optimum Drinking
Within 3 years
Wine Style
Fragrant fruity slightly spicy white
Alcohol by Volume
14%
Closure
Cork
Country
Argentina
Style / Colour
White

Tasting Note

A fragrant, fruity example of the Torrontés variety from Argentina. Bright and fruity with lychees and rose petals combined with refreshing tropical fruit flavours and a delicate hints of spice on the finish.

Producer Note

Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, lie the Piattelli Vineyards. The century old vines are irrigated by the pure waters melting from their snow crested peaks, a significant aspect in making their wines exquisite. At Piattelli Vineyards, they take great pride in crafting wines with a sense of place, as each region has distinct terroirs and climates. Mendoza and Cafayate are two of the best grape growing regions in Argentina and they wanted to showcase both. Led by head winemaker Valeria Antolin, the wines are produced through her passionate pursuit of perfection. Their gravity fed winery in Cafayate is one of the only gravity-flow vinification systems in Argentina, honouring their commitment to sustainable practices. Piattelli Vineyards practises sustainable farming and their Mendoza vineyards are USDA certified Organic. Their grapes are cultivated with arid-clean air, crystal-clear water and nutrient-rich soil and their award winning wines are created with wisdom, precision and love.

Vineyard

From high in the Andes surrounding Salta come Piattelli's Cafayate wines, grown at an elevation of over 5,890 feet. The distinctively colourful northwest Argentinian mountains are formed of many geological layers. The splendour of this area, with its pure water and extreme thermal amplitudes, is that it produces grapes bursting with flavour, making this not only one of the most beautiful, but also one of the premier grape growing regions in the world.

Winemaking

Vinified in the gravity flow winery, the primary fruit flavours were maximised as the grapes were gently pressed by gravity avoiding any harsh and unwanted characters from the seeds. The fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in the innovative, curved, concrete egg shaped fermenters, which optimises circulation and quality by encouraging the juice, pulp and skins into continuous contact, throughout the fermentation process. This wine is unoaked.

Serving Suggestion

The perfect accompaniment to lighter Indian cuisine, gently spiced Asian cuisine or grilled white fish.

Grape

Torrontes 100%

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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