Geoff Shaw Very sweet start but surprised after that - wanted a verdelho style adn this was close Permalink
Spade (Christchurch) Michel Torino Estate Cuma Torrontés 2011, from the Cafayate Valley in Salta, Argentina. 13.5% alcohol.
A pale straw-green colour, shiny and clear with a colourless rim and medium-low viscosity. Scented orange flower water and grapey with mixed-spice. A dry palate with more green table grapes, Fuji apple, and touches of white pepper. At times the orange blossom tended towards orange zest. Aromatically reminiscent of an Italian Moscato but dry and rounded with greater weight than any Moscato. The finish was dry, clean, and medium-long. A distinctive wine. Permalink
Westie Wino (Waitakere) Having enjoyed the CUMA Malbec bought this to try and to be honest we all struggled to position the wine with what we knew it was that different. That does not mean bad just diferent,we leaned towards Moscato with the comment it had a nose like Asti but the taste did not have the residual sweetness that Asti has.We had it with starters including olives and brie and matched well. Worth a try at this price if you want something different to your Savs and Chardonnay 3.5 stars if system allowed Permalink