Tilia Torrontés

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Wine Description

The Tilia wines are made at Bodegas Esmeralda in the Eastern region of Mendoza. They are made by Alejandro Viggiani, a winemaker and viticulturist in charge of all Catena family vineyards in Eastern Mendoza. Torrontés is indigenous to Argentina and has a unique profile that has quickly made it the country's signature white grape. The high altitude vineyard where the Tilia Torrontés grapes are sourced sits at an incredibly high 5,577 feet above sea level.

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Winemaker Gonzalo Llensa
Sustainability Specialist Guillermina Van Houten
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Luján de Cuyo mountain & vine
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Wild Pollinator owned by Catena Zapata
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"It has an attractive bouquet of yellow plum, dried flowers and grapefruit that is very well-defined. The palate is medium-bodied with light peach notes on the entry. It needs a little more tension, especially on the finish, but it is still endowed with lovely light apricot and buttery notes towards the finish. Fine."
— Neal Martin, Oct 2012
Oily and a bit harsh on the nose, this is not what you want from a variety best known for its aromas. It feels creamy and oily, with pear and papaya flavors. Melony and thick on the finish.
— Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2012
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Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name
Cafayate, Salta
Soil composition
Training method
5577 feet
Harvest time:
March - April
First vintage of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Torrontés
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
25 days
Fermentation temperature:
55.4 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
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Analytical Data
pH level:
6 g/L
13.5 %
Residual sugar:
4.5 g/L