It has been a while since you have seen a wine from Naked Wines, but I honestly thought they were all gone. Quick recap for those who do not know, but basically I did not like most if not all the Naked Wine wines I got. It wasn’t that they were undrinkable but they were not very complex and seemed a little young. I really like the idea of giving ten or twenty dollars a month to help support small winemakers each month and then you can use that money to buy wine.
When I decided to cancel, they did call me and offer me pretty much a free case (it has been a while I might have had to pay shipping). In that shipment, I must have received the 2013 Mauricio Lorca Angel’s Reserve Torrontes from Argentina. Now I have yet to have a Torrontes from Argentina that I did not like. I love this wine with fish and we had this one with Ahi Tuna.
It has been a while since I visited their website but there is just as much tasting notes as there were last time, none. They do say that 84% of the over 15,000 people who got this wine would buy it again. Here is what their site does say:
Torrontes is like the classy big sister of Moscato. Lush and fruity, but just a tiny bit more serious.
Mauricio’s been funded by UK angels since his 2009 vintage and now we get to benefit from all their investments!
Thanks to all that Angel funding, this wine is a steal because every penny went to getting the best Torrontes money could buy.
The back of the bottle describes this wine:
The wine is blissfully aromatic with delicate aromas of peach, passion fruit, and jasmine flowers on the nose; the palate is light, crisp and throughly refreshing, combining delicious tropical flavors with a twist of juicy limes.
So how was it?
Color – Clear yellow.
Nose – Honeysuckle, passion fruit and pear.
Taste – Honeysuckle and pear again but this time some citrus notes shine through.
Finish – Medium but still very refreshing and really rounded with balanced acid.
Overall, this is probably one of the best wines that I have ever gotten from Naked Wines. It went well with the Tuna but still had a medium-enough body that it was okay to drink when it is cold out. It still would be a great summer wine with any meal. I wouldn’t join naked wines just for this wine but if they offered me more free wine, I would pick this one again.