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
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.
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
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