I've written before on these page about how it feels as if Marlborough Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio has had its day, as the UK consumer looks for something a bit different. It part this explains the resurgence of Chardonnay, but I also think that it is pushing people towards new and exciting grape varieties, which is no bad thing! I feel that Torrwntés is one of those grape varieties that is really starting to benefit from changing tastes.Read More
The market seems to reflect this as I see more and more at trade tastings, and it's hard to disagree with his trend. It has an approachability through generous fruit content with a dry character but the floral overtones, not overpowering, just offer something a little bit different.
The producers of Los Haroldos are based in Mendoza and when I tasted their Torrentés, it was exactly the sort of thing that I was looking to show Wine Club members. It is both typical, but also very well made, this typifies what this wonderfully different grape has to offer.