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Amalaya, Torrontés-Riesling

Argentina | 2020
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(6 customer reviews)

£11.50 a bottle

The best Torrontés we have tasted. Tantalisingly dry and zesty – a judicious drop of Riesling in the blend has elevated the whole wine – lifting the perfumed citric, floral aromas and flavours.

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Origin

The Calchaqui Valley is in the Salta region, northern Argentina. Situated in the foothills of the Andes it is the highest wine region in the world; the altitude ensures that nights are cool which is vital for keeping the wines fresh. Drip irrigation is necessary as the vineyards receive as little as 15cm of rain a year.

Producer

Amalaya is part of Hess Family Estates – which began in 1844 – also including Colome in Argentina, Glen Carlou in South Africa, The Hess Collection in California and Peter Lehmann in Australia. Now in its forth generation, the collection of wine producing houses is owned by Swiss financier Donald Hess.

Grape Variety

85% Torrontes, 15% Riesling

The grapes go through a double collection process, in the vineyard and on the sorting table in the winery. Slow fermentation at controlled temperatures follows in order to retain the character of each grape variety. Aged in steel tanks for 3 months prior to 2 months in the bottle.

Food Match

Lovely aperitif, but matches well with delicate and gently spiced shellfish, e.g. crab and chilli pasta sauce, Thai fish soup.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, practising organic.

Alcohol Percentage

13%

In the Press

Silver – Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 (2019 vintage)

Additional information

Style

Fruity & Aromatic Whites

Grape Variety

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Region

Salta

Country of Origin

Vintage

2020

Other

Vegetarian, Vegan

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Food Pairing

Seafood, Shellfish, White Fish

6 reviews for Amalaya, Torrontés-Riesling

  1. rhodrismith@btinternet.com

    Love this. Freshness and crispness from the torrontes, then strength and depth of flavour from the Riesling.
    Great on a summer’s day, stands up well to a lot of typical outside summer food.
    I keep on buying.

  2. matt.wagstaff

    Fruity, vibrant, fresh and fun. Great character for small money, nice to have something so different!

  3. Will

    Have always kept an eye out for Torrentes after a wine tasting on our honeymoon in 2015 in Buenos Aires. This was did not disappoint and took both of us right back there. A lovely wine and great with a spicy fish based dish. Here we are again buying more bottles

  4. hewittgareth

    Very nice balance with intense stone fruit and good acidity, the fruit lasts on the palate with some good minerality, pretty easy drinking on it’s own but paired well with a seafood dish. Will buy again

  5. ryanbrady1981

    This wine is pale yellow in colour with youthful highlights with intense aromas of floral and citrus which are balanced, it has a crisp acidity with a long, fruit-driven finish.

  6. vhratner

    Very nice blend of Riesling and Torrontes. Aromatic on the nose with a suprising complex palate of citrus fruits and grapefruit with a nice amount of minerality. Great value.

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