2015 Familia Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes

2015 Familia Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes

Region – Argentina – Salta

Vintage – 2015

Varietal Components – Torrontes

Pricing – $14

Alcohol Content – 14.3%

Appearance

The bottle is clear greenish yellow with a beige label with black and gold fonts.

Wine is clear and has a bright yellow with a slight green rim variation.

Aroma/Nose

On the nose I picked up an immediate notes of floral like sweetness and candied citrus fruits.  I thought it was really vibrant and refreshing for such a hot day. Stephanie thought it smelled like a pineapple gummy bear.  The wines aromatics are unmatched.

Texture/Body

The flavor was full but the wine was light and refreshing on the palate. There was a firm acidity and slight minerality.

Tasting/Palate

The taste of the candied citrus fruits was the first and foremost flavor of this wine. Then the floral components open to leave a slight lingering sensation.

Finish

Finish was medium in length and had a light sweetness to it.

Overall

For the day, which was scorching hot, this Familia Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes was a real bright point. It really put some flavors on the palate that were heavy on the floral components, which was a great change of pace particularly for me. I really enjoyed this wine.

Suggested Pairing

Food – Pork Belly Lollipops, Coffee Chile Rubbed Apple Pork Flatbread

Cigars – Undercrown Shade

Wine Ratings and Awards

Wine Advocate – 91pts.

James Suckling – 91 pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Intense yellow with silver sparkles. Nose: intense and delicate, full of white and citrus fruits, orange peel, and oregano. Palate: well structured wine, good fat, with a vibrant acidity. Intensely aromatic, with a long, delicate finish.

About Familia Zuccardi – http://www.zuccardiwines.com/