Three 1/2 Stars - Warren Barton
"An organic version of Argentina's most widely grown white grape, which is often likened to viognier because of its powerful floral aromas. This wine is fresher on the palate, loaded with stonefruit, citrus, more florals and the unmistakeable taste of orange zest. An interesting alternative aromatic that is well worth trying." Warren Barton
Three 1/2 Stars - Joelle Thomson
"Torrontes is a light, aromatic white wine – made from the torrontes grape, which is grown mainly in Argentina these days. It’s fresh when served lightly chilled – and makes a great alternative to a desert wine, when you need a refreshing glass at the end of the night." Joelle Thomson
A wine that is 100% certified organic for the very affordable price of just $12.99. A grape variety that New Zealand is generally unfamilar with but do not let that deter you from trying this superb wine.
A wine with bright green-yellow colour, light pale tones and gold sparkle. Aromas of rose petals in abundance with hints of jasmine and orange citrus. An incredible palate that is fresh and floral with gentle acidity. Intense flavours of fresh fruits, peaches and a finish of gentle floral characters make this a great wine for any occasion but especially good with asian food.
Cuma is the range of organic wines produced by Michel Torino Estate. Both the practices in the vineyards and the winery have followed strictly controlled and certified organic processes. In the vineyards the fertilizers are waste of sheep, ants are fought with diatom earth, and weeds control is with machetes, all of them natural elements. In the winery the sulphur levels are lower to those of conventional wines. Cuma means pure and clear in AymarÃ¡, the language of a tribe who inhabited our region in the Incaâ€™s time. The organic practices are for Michel Torino a way to reconnect to the land and contribute with ecological responsibility to thefuture of coming generations. The expression of the wines is empowered , flavors and tastes aremore intense, fresher and more natural, where the grape expresses itself in the most genuine way.