Torrontés is Argentina’s native grape varietal which shows a distinctive character: light bodied, grapey and floral aromas (akin to Muscat and Gewurztraminer) with a dry palate and fine acidity.
Tapiz source their grapes from vineyards located in the Famatina Valley, 1000 to 1400 meters above sea level with a sandy and alluvial soil. Slow fermentation takes place under low temperatures and the acidity is corrected in order to keep aromatic intensity and the natural residual sugar (6-7g/l).
Delicate and intense aromas of flowers and tropical fruits. It is fresh and well balanced with a round and persistent finish.
About the Producer
Bodegas Fincas Patagonicas
Fincas Patagonicas was built in 1999 when the Californian company Kendall Jackson expanded into Argentina, The winery was bought in 2003 by the Argentine family Ortiz who already had vineyards in the region. They have successfully changed the direction of the Tapiz brand, from one aimed at the American market to wines with international appeal.
Tapiz markets itself as “Argentine heritage with cosmopolitan flair” showcasing the extraordinary qualities of contemporary Argentine winemaking. A combination of a diversity of terroir in 140ha of vineyards, one of the most technological wineries in Argentina and an emphasis on quality fruit and structure has produced a range of classically styled, award winning wines.
They can be considered as textbook interpretations of the varietals. Jean Claude Berrouet, winemaker at Ch. Petrus from 1964 – 2007, now acts as a consultant both to Tapiz and to the famous Bordeaux Château.