ABOUT THE WINE
In 2001, a famously perfectionist Bordeaux chateau-owner, the late Catherine Péré Vergé, embarked upon a new venture in Mendoza, Argentina, and founded Bodegas Monteviejo. With the assistance of Michel Rolland as a consultant and Marcelo Pelleriti as winemaker, the attention to detail shown at her most famous estates of La Gay and La Violette in Pomerol was transplanted to the new world. The estate boasts over 100 hectares of vineyards in Mendoza, planted at high density to control yields, producing exceptional quality and intensity wines.
Captivatingly fragrant bouquets, enriched by an intricate medley of zesty citrus nuances. The palate delights in a crisp and refreshing essence, boasting luscious pear and apricot, sun-kissed peaches, and a whisper of honey, all intertwined with a signature ginger undertone unique to the variety. Fermentation in stainless steel safeguards the varietal essence while limiting oxygen exposure, yielding a luminous and harmonious wine.
Allow the enchanting notes of Torrontes to elevate your experience with delectable shrimp ceviche, an exotic Moroccan tagine, or artisanal herbed goat cheese to achieve a genuinely transcendent pairing.
Torrontès is a distinctly Argentine grape variety, related to Muscat, but genetically distinct. The grape benefits enormously from the extreme altitude of most Argentine vineyards, which provide warm, dry daytime conditions, and cold, crisp nights which heighten the naturally low acidity of the variety, and create the balanced palate which makes this wine so charming to drink.