Basic Information

Name – 2016 Phebus Torrontes

Manufacturer – Phebus Wine

Region – Argentina

Sub Region – Mendoza

Varietal – Torrontes

Pricing – $9.99

Alcohol Content – 13.0%

Appearance

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.

Aroma/Nose

The nose immediately picks up lemongrass, melon and white florals.

Texture/Body

The wine had a very acidic, chalk-like dry texture.

Tasting

Floral notes initially hit the palate then quickly transitions to citrus – mostly a lemon flavor. Slight grassy component to the wine as well.

Finish

Tart with lemon acidity and mineral.

Overall Experience

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.

Pairings

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

Phebus Torrontes
Phebus Torrontes