Terrazas de Los Andes Torrontés (Reserva)

Region Salta, Argentina
Grape Torrontés
Category White
Brand Terrazas de Los Andes
Vintage Notes
An exceptional year that proved fresh and dry. Scarce precipitation and low relative humidity during the months of February and March, together with a temperature range that reached 25°C, allowed for a slow and precise ripeness providing wines with a highly delicate profile.
Vinfication
  • Hand-harvesting in March.
  • Cluster destemming. Pressing and natural must clarification.
  • Low temperature tank fermentation. Two months in contact with the yeasts.
  • Early bottling in September so as to maintain freshness and fruit expression.
Tasting Notes
Pale yellow with greenish highlights. Intense tropical fruit notes as passion fruit and litchi combine with balanced aromas of white peach, ripe apricot and white roses. Its citric character blends with its great freshness and juiciness. Reveals a long and refined finish.

At the end of the 1950s, the famous French Champagne house, Moët & Chandon, realized there was an enormous potential for growth in South America. They sent their wine analyst, Renaud Poirier, to study the possibility of expansion. Monsieur Poirier finally proved that Luján de Cuyo, a region within the province of Mendoza, was the best place for the birth of fine wines. In 1960, Chandon Argentina was established, the first subsidiary of Moët & Chandon outside France.

To make the Terrazas de los Andes wines, Chandon Argentina took the initiative to restore this building, located in the heart of Perdriel and at the foot of the imposing Cordón del Plata (a section of the Andes Mountain Range).

Reserva is hand-harvested from select estate vineyards.
Developed with extensive focus on vineyard management, these wines stand out for their aromatic intensity and complex style.

The wine production takes place in the Cafayata Valley in Salta, Argentina. The wines produced in the region benefit from the low-humidity mild weather of the valleys that receive an average of less than 250 mm of precipitation per year. The most characteristic type of wine cultivated in the area is torrontés.

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