2012 Hermanos Torrontés (Argentina)


2012 Hermanos Torrontés (Argentina)

$13.99 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

After spending two weeks in Spain in October, next up on the ole international travel itinerary is Argentina and Chile (with a projected travel date of late April/early May).  Love that Latin juice and the pricing pretty special, too!

From the Winery Website:  “Just outside the small, picturesque mountain town of Cafayate, you will find a small, new winery with a panoramic view built on a hillside covered in cacti, dry rock and sand and vineyards. Domingo Molina is a family winery managed by three brothers (Osvaldo, Gabriel & Rafael Domingo) who grew up in Cafayate, and their winery represents the second generation of Domingo brothers making wine together. The name Hermanos translates to “brothers.” Their high altitude vineyards are located between 5,300 and 7,300 feet above sea level and are fed by the ultra-pure water that percolates through the mountains just above. This extreme altitude and 340 days of sunshine yield wines with intense aromas and soft tannins which are a pleasure to drink.”

Winery Tasting Notes:  “This refreshing torrontés is a pale yellow with shades of green, with a delicate fruity aroma and a note of freshly mown grass. We suggest chilling in the fridge before serving, then sipping it with friends or pairing it with mild cheeses and simple seafood dishes.”

The Wine Advocate Tasting Notes (92 Points):  “Beginning with the entry-level Hermanos range, the 2012 Hermanos Torrontés from Cafayate in Salta is from 26-year old vines.  It has a superb bouquet of peach skin, pear and a hint of lime flower that has a Riesling like personality.  The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins and a precise, mineral-rich finish that shows what torrontés can do in the right hands.  Excellent.  Drink now through 2016.”  Neal Martin

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