100% Torrontés from Mendoza, Argentina. SRP of $10 and available for $9.
Sample received courtesy Winesellers, Ltd. for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"The Santa Julia range is symbolic of our respect and care for the natural Mendoza environment, their home since the company was created in 1963. Today, this third generation family of winemakers continue their mission through many programs that benefit the land, the community:
100% sustainable farmed grapes.
Social welfare programs.
Use of green fertilizers.
Vineyard irrigation from pure mountain water and water recycling programs.
Thought to be indigenous to Argentina, the Torrontés grape has produced a dry, floral and aromatic wine, with a spicy and refreshing finish. It is a great accompaniment to Asian food, chicken and salads.
As you can see from the bottle info, the Santa Julia+ line from Familia Zuccardi is meant to showcase their commitment to the environment and the community. This is very commendable, but at the end of the day a wine has to be good in order to generate sales so we set out to see if Familia Zuccardi has a winner here.
The 2010 Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia+ Torrontés begins with pleasant aromas of light peach, orange peel, and herbs. The wine tastes light and crisp with peach and tropical fruit notes. The finish is a bit on the short side but crisp and a little tangy with a streak of spice. An easy to drink and refreshing wine that held up just fine on day 2. A sustainably farmed wine that is sustainably drinkable!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.