Wine of the week:
2011 LOCA LINDA, TORRONTES
Grapes were hand harvested in two separate passes. The first is an early slightly green harvest when the bunches have a higher PH. A second harvest takes place when the grapes reach their full maturity. Grapes are hand sorted and gently crushed in a pneumatic press without de-stemming. The wine is cold fermented in 100% stainless steel to preserve pure varietal character, freshness and natural acidity.
Sunshine in a glass. This wine has an unmistakable spring-like nose resembling roses, star fruit, and honeysuckle. Primal on the palate it’s crisp, bright and clean.
The most important viticulture area in La Rioja, Chilecito, is located in the west of the province, at the base of the Sierra Famatina. The valley offers optimum excellent conditions for the growing of Torrontes. The vineyards lie about 911m above sea level with sandy textured alluvial soils over beds of pebbles.