Doña Paula Estate Torrontes
Cafayate Valley, Salta.
Intense golden yellow color. Delicate and complex aromas of jasmine, orange blossom, tropical fruits, and muscatel. In the mouth, this wine is fresh, balanced, persistent, with good volume and acidity.
This Torrontés comes from the foothills of the Andes Mountains, in the north of Argentina, at 1,700 meters (almost 5,600 ft) above sea level. The soil is sandy and rocky. The climate typically presents hot days and cold nights, with a considerable temperature variation. Drip irrigation and espalier trellis system are used. Harvest takes place in three different moments: in February to obtain good acidity and freshness, in March in an attempt to get floral notes, and in April so as to obtain tropical fruits aromas. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agriculture practices.
Grapes are gently destemmed while SO2 is added to avoid oxidation. The juice is separated from the skins, without pressing, and fermented in small concrete tanks at low temperatures.