Quara Estate Torrontes 2019
A great example of Torrontes, fresh and lively while remaining aromatic and floral.
Classic notes of nectarine, rose petal and honey blossom are all present on the alluring nose. The palate has some texture and honeyed feeling with flavours of orange fruit, warm peach and summer flowers. A finely balanced and precise acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively. This Torrontés is a perfect match for more aromatic and slightly spicy foods. Pair with a Thai Green Curry or mildly spiced Mexican food. Drink now to 2019.
The Lavaque family arrived in Argentina in 1886 and Felix Fortunato Lavaque travelled to Cafayate, Salta (Northern Argentina) in search of land to plant vines, he saw great potential in the natural resources available and so within this high altitude oasis he purchased land and vineyards. Felix was the first to plant noble varieties which at that time were called "French" and composed of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat. Today these same emblematic varieties remain an important part of the Lavaque portfolio and the family has worked hard in the region to develop not only the wines but also to ensure it is a thriving community.
The Finca Quara winery and vineyards are over 1800 meters above sea level, which imparts great character in the wines. It is a valley surrounded by mountains, with cool nights and warm days and just enough rain to almost stress the vines, which combine to provide grapes that are rich in flavours.