Pisano, Río de los Pájaros, Reserve Torrontés 2015, Progreso, Uruguay
Tasting Note: I’m continuing to love Pisano torrontés from Uruguay, and this bottle is like a fusion of Salta torrontés and white Bordeaux.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of white peach, lychee, nectarine, blossom and quince with pleasing hints of freshly-cut grass.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied torrontés has medium-plus flavor intensity supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
The fusion of stonefruit and earthy elements meshes well in your glass.
There is balance and a lively brightness.
More torrontés like this please!
Here’s my review of the 2014 Reserve.
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: March 21, 2020