Michel Torino Estate Cuma Organic Torrontes 2011

Michel Torino Estate
Cuma Organic Torrontes 2011
Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina
$14-16 +213389 available at BC Liquor Stores & select private liquor retailers

Michel Torino is a very historic and important winery, founded by Brothers Salvador and David Michel in 1892. Located in the Cafayate Valley’s rugged terrain, tucked into the Andean foothills, all of their sustainably harvested wines are crafted from 1500 acres of high-altitude estate grapes. Their Cuma line takes environmentally friendly farming and processing a step further with certified organic status. Cuma means pure and clean in the Aymara language, the pre-Incan ancestral inhabitants of the area. These wines are meant to be enjoyed youthful and fresh, with vibrant fruit and bracing acidity preserved with time in stainless steel. Bright lifted lime, white blossoms and perfume jump out of the glass. Racy lime peel acidity leads a palate of jasmine, white peach, tea and musky papaya. There is a lot going on in this refreshing and jubilant Torrontes, and it will easily lift you out of the rainy January blues (just focus on the sunshiny label). Pour with a Thai Curry with spot praws, coconut milk and basmati rice.

88 Points

*January DRINKs will focus on budget-friendly selections, all ringing in under $17.



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Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ...

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