Torrontes

Name of varietal: Torrontes (of Argentina, not the unrelated variety from Galicia which is also often referred to as Torrontes)

Common synonyms: Malvasia, Torrontel, Torrontel Riojano

Parentage of the grape: Torrontes is really three closely related grape varieties -- Torrontés Riojano, the most common, Torrontés Sanjuanino, and Torrontés Mendocino. The most important and common one is Torrontes Riojano. All three are the product of a crossing between Muscat of Alexandria and Criolla Chica (Mission).

History of the grape: Torrontes is Argentina’s only truly indigenous grape. One of its parents, Criolla Chica, was probably brought by missionaries. It has become Argentina’s signature white variety.

Characteristics of the grape: Torrontes Riojano is the most distinctive and worthwhile sibling of the three. It is highly aromatic -- floral, spicy, and exotic.

Regions where the grape currently is important: La Rioja and Salta in Argentina

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  • Bodegas Callia Alta Torrontes 2011

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  • Not so fast my fine friend - we're here, in my case with more work than I ... ... I drink the 2016 Amalaya Torrontes/Riesling blend I'm amazed at how well this works.  This was my 6th bottle and the 2 people that shared it were just as surprised.  Really a nice off dry with a zip at the end to accompany good fruit.A wine that always goes good ... Read More

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  • Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the ... ... of the grape. 91 pts. TorrontesTrivento White Orchid Blend Torrontes Reserve Mendoza 2016Highly floral aromas of perfumed rose petal and potpourri, fruit notes of fresh peach and lychee. Tropical and floral in the mouth, this is presented with a bold, high acidit... Read More

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  • La Yunta Torrontes Famatina Valley Argentina 2015

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    Perfumed wildflower aromas with notes of peach, apple and pear. A bit simple on the palate, but light and clean with notes of pear and apple, juicy and fresh and pleasant with a bit of an earthy finish. Easy and breezy. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bodega Melipal Ikella Torrontes Mendoza 2015

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    Lightly nutty, creamy aromas of aged cheese, tart lemon zest and grapefruit. Tart lemon and grapefruit flavors on the palate with more cheese curd and a smoky oak finish. Read More

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  • Trivento White Orchid Blend Torrontes Reserve Mendoza 2016

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    Highly floral aromas of perfumed rose petal and potpourri, fruit notes of fresh peach and lychee. Tropical and floral in the mouth, this is presented with a bold, high acidity and lots of flavor, tart lemon and fresh mango, pineapple and melon with a short finish of dried fruit and more blossom notes. Lives up to the White Orchid name. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ampakama Torrontes San Juan Argentina 2015

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    Plump and juicy tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, melon and mango with white peach and floral blossom. Dry and perfumed on the palate, some citrus fruit with green apple and melon with a touch of sweet spice and white grape flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terrazas Torrontes Reserva Mendoza 2016

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    Floral and honeyed pear and green apple aromas with perfumed rose petal. Still quite floral in the mouth, with green apple fruit taking a supporting role before they both yield to a dried hay flavor and tingling heat on the finish. Read More

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  • Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes Argentina 2016

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    Pleasantly aromatic honeyed floral notes with a savory herb and sea breeze notes on the nose with fruit aromas of lemon and grapefruit. Tart, grassy and mineral on the palate with a green pepper and peach note, fresh lemon and a full floral finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontes Salta 2016

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    Floral poppy seed and sunflower aromas with white grape and melon rind on the nose. A hint of sweet fruit on entry greets the palate with a blooming floral complexity which yields to a slope of minerality down towards a dryly spiced finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Torrontes is an exceptional white wine quite unlike other European white varietals. It's nose has very floral notes, with roses and some stone fruit. Its mouthfeel is very balanced, quite dry but with a richness and a fine bouquet. The other week I drank Quara Torrontes from Felix Lavaque Cafayate Valley, Salta Argentina( which from what I'v...

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