Altos de Torona 2011
Unoaked. Young wine.
International Wine Contest Bacchus 2012 Silver Bacchus. International Wine Contest Iberwine 2012 Silver Medal.
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Labeled as its subregion of O Rosal, blending is not only allowed, but is the very purpose of the wine. With Caino and Loureiro accompanying the better known Albariño, the wine has everything you expect from Albariño as well as white flowers, tart lemons, dried pineapples and chalky minerals. Drink now or over the next few years.
For this wine, each variety is separately hand-harvested once the grapes have reached the optimum degree of ripeness. The grapes are crushed, de-stemmed and cold macerated. Fermentation is carried out at controlled temperatures until complete vinification has been achieved. The wine is then matured over fine lees during four months, providing greater smoothness. This is a high-level wine with mystic echoes, a wine characterized by complex aromatic nuances, where fresh and mature fruits converge, and high-intensity flavors with hints of stone fruits and tropical touches of mango and passion fruit. The wine is Ideal for shellfish, sushi and spicy foods.
About the Winery
Bodegas Altos de Torona sources its grapes from a 250-acre vineyard with sandy, granitic soil located in Vilachán, Galicia, at 700 to 1200 feet and situated between the river Miño and the Atlantic Ocean. Because it is located on a gentle slope, neither the mist nor the cold to be found on the hilltops affect the vineyard. A southerly aspect guarantees good sunshine, and this favorable setting, along with mild temperatures during summer, allow the grapes to ripen slowly and to maintain all the aromas of the varieties, as well as a significant level of acidity.