Finca La Linda Torrontés

argentine wine  %tages Finca La Linda TorrontésLately, when I mention Argentine wines most people reckon of Malbec.  It’s popularity has soared over the past few years.  But Argentina has a notable variety on the colorless wine shelf too, Torrontés.
This variety is supposedly related to Malvasia.  Rather than reword what’s already been place out there about Torrontés, I’ll give you these links for the background on the variety:

Wikipedia on Torrontés
Torrontés.com
Wall Street Journal on Torrontés

I recently had the chance to try a Torrontés from Bodega Luigi Bosca called Finca La Linda and I’ve become an instant fan of the variety.

If I were playing a game of “guess this wine” I would probably guess this was a Viognier.  That’s probably due to the intense floral aromas.  Although as I contemplate it further it seems to be in between a Viognier and a Chardonnay.
It has powerful floral aromas on the nose–orange blossom in particular.  It also shows some fennel, mineral and lemon aromas.  http://1000-facts-about-wine.com The palate is crisp and set alight, with apple, lemon and flint.  It has a subtle spice to it as well.  It has a small oil on the end.  At 14.1% alcohol it has some kick for a colorless wine.  And at just $10.99 it’s a fantastic deal for a wine of this quality.
Overall I found this an fascinating wine with depth and character.  I look forward to tiresome additional wines of this variety, as well as additional wines from this producer.
Wine: Finca La Linda
Variety: Torrontés
Vintage: 2008
Alcohol: 14.1%
Rating: 88
Fee: $10.99

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  1. Excellent job on this article! I really like how you presented your facts and how you made it fascinating and simple to be with you. Thank you.

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