TORRONTéS 'FINCA LA COLONIA' 2011, BODEGA NORTON
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An elegant example of this classic Argentinean variety with floral and peach notes and a nice touch of minerality.
In 1895, Sir Edmund James Palmer Norton (who was of English ancestry) planted the first vines in Mendoza, setting the scene for what would become one of the world's most important wine-making regions. He brought vines from France, and devoted himself to the job at hand.
He died in 1944, but is still remembered for his dedication to making the best wines possible. He had several children who followed in his footsteps taking over the family business, until it was bought by Austrian entrepreneur Gernot Langes Swarovski in 1989, who has kept the standards as high as they've always been.
Norton's range of wines is based around vine age. 'Finca La Colonia' is sourced from young vines with no oak used. Vineyards 15 years old and over are considered for 'Barrel Select', their structure more suitable for oak aging. Vines over 30 years old can be used for 'Reserva', which is a more complex wine aged in French barrels, and 'Privada' used to be the Norton family’s private label, but is now their signature wine. The vines used for this are generally fifty to eighty years old with the resulting wines having incredible concentration.
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