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The most popular white wine from Argentina, the Torrontés grape is a cross of Muscat of Alexandria and the Mission Grape of Galacia. Grown on the traditional Parral System, Colomé Torrontes is highly distinctive with its muscat character - always refreshing, never cloying. The wine exhibits a high fruit nose with muscat and tropical notes that lead to a rich mid-palate and clean, crisp finish. Serve lightly chilled.
"Bright and nicely delineated, with a mouthwatering undertow to the honeysuckle, chamomile, white peach and blanched almond notes. A hint of spice enlivens the finish. Drink now. 1,200 cases imported. –JM" -Rated 88, Wine Spectator
"The medium straw-colored 2008 Torrontes offers a floral, spicy, Muscat-like perfume leading to a ripe, smooth-textured, dry wine with excellent balance and length. Some Torrontes can be a bit heavy but this rendition is light on its feet and a great match for charcoal grilled shrimp.
Colome is owned by Donald Hess of Switzerland (who claims to be retired but seemed very involved when I met up with him to taste these wines). The winery (and hotel) is located in Salta and the vineyards may well be the most elevated in the world. The Colome estate vineyards are organically farmed and biodynamically certified." -Rated 89, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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