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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  • Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes Argentina 2014

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    Clean with citruss, apple, a little viscosity, bright acidity and a lingering finish. Well done as usual - drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • A selection of southern hemisphere wines we enjoyed Thursday.  Don't ... $20, but they drink well.The Torrontes was good.  Susana Balbo makes good juice in general.  This was citrussy with an little viscosity and great acidity.The Finca Luzon Monastrell is a satisfying wine that focuses on easy drinking red berry fruit, smooth tannins and fram... Read More

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  • Flor de Naranja Lujan de Cuyo Torrontes 2016

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    A recent Tasting Room selection. White, pale silver gold in the glass. Medium low viscosity. Opens with red berry yeast; then lime rose petal and elderflower; then more floral notes and a bit of slate and fresh wood. Much of this carries over to the palate. Medium dry with loads of acidity and medium light body. As it opens the acidity mellows o... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2016

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    Plenty of torrontes tropical fruit expressions here - floral and citrus with a touch of sweet to viscosity and acisity. Well done - drink now - 90 points - Paul; Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Al - I wholeheartedly agree with you.  Some may have heard of torrontes wine, but nobody has had the torrontes/riesling ( the top pic) blend - including me. So it will be interesting for everyone. Read More

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  • Amalaya makes this 2016 Torrontes/Riesling blend that should prove interesting.  Never had it before but have had Amalaya malbec before and liked it, so why not try.  The 2016 Felino Vina Cobos Chardonnay is the Paul Hobbs effort in Mendoza.  I'm leery of SA chards anyway (Had some less than stellar efforts.) but Hobbs makes good wine so I figur... Read More

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  • As usual the event will be at my house.  South American wines will poured for the most part - and most of those will be from the local area.  What does that mean?  Won't be any high end wines, just wines that are readily available to the people attending - which will be a different group also.This going to a family style backyard bbq, just frien... Read More

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  • Tilia Torrontes Salta Argentina 2016

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    Argentine whites are always a nice floral blend. This one has a good price point. It might make my nose a little stuffy. We'll see. I'd try it again. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.When you find a nice wine tha... Read More

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  • Colomé Torrontes Salta 2014

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    Beautiful pale greenish color. Powerfully fragrant with sutbtle tropical fruits. Perfect acidity. Read More

    Wine review by wenwyia


  • 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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  • where is a copy of the art From the first sip located my E mail is Mmmandaj@aol.com if you have the answer thank you

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