Torrontés is the signature white wine of Argentina, with the most expressive and complex versions coming from the subregion of Cafayete. It is here that you'll find desert conditions and some of the world's highest vineyards (this particular wine's grapes were grown at over 5,000 feet!) and a large diurnal shift
The difference between the average daytime high temperature and the average nighttime low temperature. In ideal winemaking regions, a warm/hot daytime temperature helps ripen the grapes, while a drop in temperature at night helps the grape to maintain its acidity
Acids occur naturally in grapes, with acidity in a wine referring to its tartness level. It creates a mouthwatering sensation in the mouth and plays a vital role in providing structure and balance in a wine. Wines without enough acidity are often referred to as "flabby" (water, for example, lacks acidity).
- creating ripeness of fruit without sacraficing acidity. In fact the bottle's name "Anko" means "high water" in the native Indian language of Salta - in reference to the high altitude vineyards in the midst of a desert landscape. You'll notice some floral elements in this wine which is due in part to its parent grape - Muscat of Alexandria - making it an excellent pairing for equally aromatic foods. Sustainable
Sustainable viticulture is the journey of continually improving one's ability to minimize farming's environmental and social footprints by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in order to to promote soil health, with an ethos that also takes into account energy use, water use, farm biodiversity, climate change and worker welfare and safety are issues.