Pisano, Río de los Pájaros, Reserve Torrontés 2014, Progreso, Uruguay
Tasting Note: Probably your first white wine from Uruguay – mine too.
This is one of the most expressive versions of torrontés you are likely to encounter.
Pale-lemon yellow in color this wine has an aromatic, pleasantly-pungent nose of wild ripe summer green and yellow fruit as though it was the product of indigenous yeast fermentation which typically yields multiple layers of aroma complexity.
There are aromas of pear, just-ripened pineapple, guava, nectarine and lemon citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied torrontés is bright, lemon tart on the attack with most of the fruit suggested on the nose being more restrained in actual flavor.
The wine is medium in acidity and has a character that’s different from Argentinean torrontés with which you may be familiar.
This wine has more depth, more diversity of tropical fruit aromas and flavors than Argentinean torrontés; the wine is less perfume like and more earthy floral.
A winning bottle for you and the wine geeks in your midst.
Bottle Note: Uruguay means River of Painted Birds in the native language of Guarani. Amongst our rolling hills and thousands of small rivers, birds live freely and fish are abundant. Resting on the Atlantic Ocean between 30° and 35° parallel, Uruguay shares the same latitude with the ultimate wine-growing regions of the Southern Hemisphere. The cool weather, rolling hills and maritime climate make it especially fit for the cultivation of fine grapes.
Pisano belongs to the small group of family vignerons with an artisan tradition of producing wines that reflect the character of the land and the people who make them. Our history began in 1870 with the arrival of our Italian great grandfather, Don Francesco Pisano to Uruguay. The family winemaking tradition continued with our grandfather Don Cesare and our father Cesar Pisano who set high standards for the Pisano Family Vineyards & Cellars. Today we three brothers are proud to continue our family tradition by producing one of the most prestigious wines in our country. -Daniel, Eduardo & Gustavo Pisano-Arretxea
Importer: Saranty Imports, White Plains, New York
Tasting Date: August 6, 2016