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2017 Torrontes Lazos Trio, Filus

2017 Torrontes Lazos Trio, Filus
ref. FILU170 SUM20

Wine Variety: Torrontes... yet more ampelographic confusion! There are several unrelated vines going by the name Torrontes in South America and the Iberian peninsula. In Spain, it's just a mess, with different regions referring to very different grapes by this name. In South America there are three distinct vines grown under the name Torrontes, the three linked by them all having Muscat in their DNA. These vines are: Torrontes Mendocino; Torrontes Riojano (considered to be the finest of the trio and the one used for this wine), and Torrontes Sanjuanino.

Wine Region: Wine grapes arrived in Argentina via various routes in the 16th century. Mendoza is the largest and most important wine region of the country. The climate is dry, with vineyards being irrigated. This huge region, in the west of the country only a short hop over the mountains from Chile, has both low-lying and more lofty vineyards, and produces everything from jug wine to serious wines for the cellar.

Wine Producer: The owners of Filus - the Capone family - are Italian immigrants. Founded in 1997, Filus now has six properties totaling 150 hectares in different parts of Mendoza. Their Torrontes is grown in Cafayete. 

 One of Will Lyon's "dozen bottles for you to enjoy outdoors" in the Sunday Times, 2nd August 2020

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Style
Style:
Dry White - fruity
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Torrontes
  Producer
Producer:
Filus
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
8°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
14.5%
  Country
Country:
Argentina
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Mendoza
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Chicken
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

A lovely pale lemon colour with a hint of green about it. Nose has very good richness, yet some delicacy too. I can find varietal aromas of rose petals and spice with a hint of lychee, but none of it is overdone. There’s orchard fruit, too, in its suggestion of Golden Delicious apples. And there’s a wisp of rhubarb as well. The palate’s nicely dense, with a wave of Golden Delicious fruit through which comes a touch of piquant toasted spice. There’s that rose petal thing again. It’s a long thing that gathers a touch of structural bitterness that is entirely welcome. This is a good example of this occasionally tarty grape.

#3wordtastingnote: roses, spice, exotic

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