Urban Uco Torrontes 2013

75cl Bodegas y Vinedos Ortega Fournier Torrontes, Argentina > Mendoza > Uco Valley Crisp, fresh and zesty whites

 Founded at the turn of the millennium by the Spanish Fournier family (José Manuel Ortega),the winery lies beneath the snow-capped Andes at an altitude of almost 4000 ft above sea level in the beautiful Uco Valley. At this altitude, there is a significant fluctuation between daytime and night-time temperatures of up to 20º-25ºC.
The region´s stoney and sandy soils offer excellent drainage during the summer season. The lack of organic material, limited rainfall and prevailing winds are also conducive to high quality, healthy grapes. Furthermore, the water that irrigates the estates comes pure and clean from the snow thawing on the Andes.
The new winery - a phoenix rising out of the stony arid soil - aims to combine the best of old and new technology when completed: above ground, stainless steel, oak vats and gravity feeds; underground, a cellar designed to hold 2,800 oak barrels at a constant temperature and humidity.

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