2011 Monteviejo "Festivo" Torrontes Mendoza (Previously $12)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale bright yellow. Fresh peach, white flowers and mint on the clean, vibrant nose; reminded me of viognier. Supple, fruity and dry, with the peach and floral flavors carrying through in the mouth. Finishes with a slight warmth but good lingering perfume.
Monteviejo is under the same ownership as Chateau Le Gay and Chateau La Violette in Pomerol and also features the same cellar team: Winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti and consultant Michel Rolland. The estate is located in the fine terroir of Vista Flores in the Uco Valley of Mendoza.