Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Crios Torrontes

8.767 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Argentina
Torrontés
Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Beau Carson

Flinty and gunsmoke aromas balanced by lees richness and hints of phenolic.

Flinty and gunsmoke aromas balanced by lees richness and hints of phenolic.

Aug 7th, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.6

Plumped by stone fruits, tempered by salt and crisp bitterness—in short, a prototypical Torrontés. Its fragrance of jasmine and paperwhites wafts above a greenish body ripe with flavors of nectarine and green melon. The Torrontés grapes were grown in Cafayate (Salta) and the Uco Valley (Mendoza)—hence the wine’s “Argentina” appellation—at an average elevation of 5,600 feet (for the record, that’s really, really high for viticulture, even at that latitude). Juicy acidity reconciles all of the wine’s floral-fruity redolence; still, you’ll want to pour it very cold with simple, salty foods: almonds, cheeses, sardines. 13.9% abv | $15 (sample)

Plumped by stone fruits, tempered by salt and crisp bitterness—in short, a prototypical Torrontés. Its fragrance of jasmine and paperwhites wafts above a greenish body ripe with flavors of nectarine and green melon. The Torrontés grapes were grown in Cafayate (Salta) and the Uco Valley (Mendoza)—hence the wine’s “Argentina” appellation—at an average elevation of 5,600 feet (for the record, that’s really, really high for viticulture, even at that latitude). Juicy acidity reconciles all of the wine’s floral-fruity redolence; still, you’ll want to pour it very cold with simple, salty foods: almonds, cheeses, sardines. 13.9% abv | $15 (sample)

5 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2015
Michael Chelus

Apple, lime, grapes, slate and hints of Meyer lemon. Good acidity and minerality.

Apple, lime, grapes, slate and hints of Meyer lemon. Good acidity and minerality.

Mar 25th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Intersting grape, never had it before. Pretty crisp.

Intersting grape, never had it before. Pretty crisp.

Dec 21st, 2015
Riccardo L.

Aromatic and smooth. What I wish Sauvignon blanc would taste like.

Aromatic and smooth. What I wish Sauvignon blanc would taste like.

Jul 29th, 2015
Blake Beus

Buy again

Buy again

Feb 9th, 2017
Vadim T

Love this flavorful alternative to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Less tropical, more of a good Argentinian pear and unripened peach.

Love this flavorful alternative to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Less tropical, more of a good Argentinian pear and unripened peach.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Patricio Benavides

Different.

Different.

Jun 13th, 2016
Jurgen Weiss

Nice, a little Sauvignon Blanc like

Nice, a little Sauvignon Blanc like

May 30th, 2016
Hilary

Schmeh, new world wine. Bit juicy bit mineral. Just ok

Schmeh, new world wine. Bit juicy bit mineral. Just ok

May 29th, 2016