Aug 2015 - Luis Gutierrez - The 2014 Amalaya Blanco is mostly Torront?s with some 15% of Riesling that is harvested very early, fermented separately and then blended. The wine does not go through malo. Winemaker Thibaud Delmotte wanted Sauvignon Blanc but he didn't find enough of it, so found a grower who had some Riesling in Cafayate. So they went for it and as the blend worked very well they have now planted three hectares of Riesling of their own. They are growing the range produced with the German grape, including a sparkler and a sweet wine they sell mostly in the local market in Argentina. The Riesling here gives some spiciness and compensates for the exuberance of the Torront?s. The wine is quite accessible and has subtle aromas of green apple, white flowers, lime and minerals. The palate is fresh, a little austere, with very good acidity that cleanses your palate. A very fresh white blend.