Xavier Flouret Torrontés Cafayate Flaca 2009
Rating: 88 by Stephen Tanzer IWC Winemaker Luis Asmet Winery Bodegas El Porvenir de los Andes Appellation Cafayate Valley, Province of Salta Country Argentina Grape Varietal Torrontés HISTORY With roots going back to the 1890's, El Porvenir was rediscovered in 1999 under the influence of a new owner, the Romero-Marcuzzi family. With a highly experienced and committed team, they are producing premium wines with the best technology and methods available.
Xavier Flouret Wines, founded by Xavier Flouret in 2008, is a collection of boutique wines from around the world. Each award-winning wine embodies the character of that wine’s region, which is important when developing a carefully selected portfolio of varietals. Each bottle features an "X" design on the front and information about the winemaker and the winery on the back, complete with food pairing recommendations.
The wine that I tried was argentinian, but otherwise met this description. Too acidic for my liking.
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STYLE Eye: Elegant color with shades of bright greenish yellow. Nose: Fresh and fruity character, intense and typical, with fascinating floral aromas. Palate: Fresh flavor, young and fruity, with very good acidity. Excellent structure and balanced.
Notes: AGEING Wines age in stainless steel tanks.
|Alcohol: 13.6%||pH: 3.6|
|Sugar: 5.1 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.55 grams per liter|