2012 Anko Torrontés Cafayate Valley Salta

SKU #1153705

This lush, aromatic 100% Torrontes comes from the shallow rocky soils of Cafayate, in Argentina's Salta region. It was all hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts, and made in a perfumed, balanced style that is perfect for enjoying on its own or with a variety of food. From the winery: "We strive to achieve a terroir-driven Torrontés from Cafayate, Salta - a savory wine with minerals, white flowers, and citrus. Anko means 'high water' in the native Indian language of Salta, located in the northwest corner of Argentina. The vineyards are indeed an oasis amid the surrounding jagged, high desert landscape."

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Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/24/2014 | Send Email
Beautiful salinity to this wine with jasmine and lime blossom aromas. Great flavors of lemon verbena, passion fruit and satsuma oranges persist on the palate. Beautiful acid balance keeps it focused and never cloying. Hands down my favorite Torrontes on the market. Try it with Indian food!

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5