Doña is colloquial reference for a familiar woman in Andes Spanish where you essentially call them your sister, fitting since Doña Paula is the Argentine sister winery of well known Chilean wines from the winemaking/industrial barrons at Claro.
Torrontés is known to possess a very strong fragrance of tropical and citrus fruits, the 2010 Doña Paula Estate Torrontés throws some white flower scent into the mix.
From there the gulp continues to downplay the fruit (relative to typical Torrontés) and that direction gives this wine plenty of acid to develop. I like this wine because of the scent and some atypical flavour descriptors. This wine is quite drinkable, and probably something you may want to pour a second glass of.
Musical Match: David Usher is rock singer/songwrite you may or may not know. He fronted a grunge era band called Moist where he had his greatest commercial success. Artistically he now prefers to write and perform music that is a bit atypical of his grunge days. His voice and lyrics can be quite floral, but those grunge pipes are still their when a little acid is necessary. But whatever he does do, he doesn’t sugar coat his music, and like the wine, that aversion makes room for some other ideas that are less obvious and require some reflection. Just like the wine.
Special thanks to the Wines of Argentina for providing me transportation, great lodging, amazing food and access to the wonderful wine and winemakers of Mendoza and Cafayate during a promotional tour of Argentina for 10 days in July 2011. This wine was sampled during that promotional tour.