Domingo Molina Torrontes
Torrontés is an intensely aromatic white grape resulting from a crossing of Muscat of Alexandria and Criolla Chica (aka Pais, Mision, or Listan Negro). Believed to originate in Spain, it's home is now Argentina, where it makes wines ranging from light and inexpensive, to food-worthy wines of structure and distinction, like the one we are featuring here! The Domingo Molina comes from 40 year old vines planted on sandy soil in the Cafayate Valley, in the province of Salta, at 5,750 feet above sea level. The grapes are hand-harvested in late March. 5% of the wine is fermented in French oak barrels; the rest in stainless steel tanks with selected indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is prevented in order to preserve maximum freshness. The wine is unfined and lightly filtered. Torrontés is deceptively complex and will rise to meet even heartier meals. A terrific white wine for the Fall.