Name – 2016 Phebus Torrontes
Manufacturer – Phebus Wine
Region – Argentina
Sub Region – Mendoza
Varietal – Torrontes
Pricing – $9.99
Alcohol Content – 13.0%
Bottle – The bottle is clear with a white label and blue font.
Wine – The wine is a pale light straw with a greenish tint on the rim.
The nose immediately picks up lemongrass, melon and white florals.
The wine had a very acidic, chalk-like dry texture.
Floral notes initially hit the palate then quickly transitions to citrus – mostly a lemon flavor. Slight grassy component to the wine as well.
Tart with lemon acidity and mineral.
Phebus Torrontes was a great change of pace from my normal “Go To” wines for a hot night. This definitely was refreshing with the lemon becoming the dominant note throughout the entire experience. For the price point – it’s a great choice.
Food – Spicy, Thai food, Seafood
Cigar – CAO Amazon Basin Fuma Em Corda
Wine Publication Ratings
Wine Enthusiast – 2011 Vintage – 85pts. / 2013 Vintage – 87pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
From Argentina’s northern region of Mendoza comes this crisp and refreshing, oak-free wine made from 100% Torrontes. A nose of fresh cut lemons with a hint of lime is followed by layers of citrus on the dry and refreshing palate. Pair with ceviche and oysters.
About Phebus Wine- http://www.bodegasfabre.com