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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  • Alamos Torrontes 2015

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    Lemon, grapefruit and green apple aromas with hints of white peach. Melon and lemon flavors on the palate, good full mouthfeel and texture with some spice on the finish following a soft acidity and a base of creaminess. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ruca Malen Yauquen Torrontes 2015

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    Delightful sweet fruit aromas of white peach, tea leaf and floral perfume. Delicately perfumed and elegant on the palate, with honeyed peach and apple notes and a lemon tart mid palate that finishes clean and light with a touch of minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Alta Vista Classic Torrontés 2011

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    rather deeply yellow with slight green touches, intense honeyed nose, grapefruit and minerals on palate Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Alamos Torrontes 2015

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    Sweet and punchy. Read More

    Wine review by esantipapa


  • Crios Crios Torrontes 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Callia Alta Torrontés San Juan 2014

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    Ligth and very fragant. Honey hint, passion fruit. Good acidity. Read More

    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Sara - A decent less expensive way might be to consider Vinho Verdes from ... ...     Also the Torrontes from Argentina is a wonderful white that is light, fruity and a blast. Same price range as the above.                                                                      Best of luck - Pa Read More

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  • Hello All,I am hosting a baby shower for my sister. It will be all women. I am not much of a drinker myself and would like some input. I will be giving out 7 prizes throughout Brunch, and each prize will come with a bottle of wine or champaign. What would be a good prize? Also, since Im purchasing 7 of them, I'd like to keep it under $200.00. Th... Read More

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  • Colome Torrontes 2014

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    Binny's 3/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Today I bought a bottle of Callia Alta Torrontés. I love the aromatic ... quality and freshness that Torrontes wines have, even the cheap one Read More

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  • 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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