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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Torrontes on Snooth

  • Anko Tottontes 2013

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Apalooza Torrontes 2010

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  • Urban Uco Torrontes Cafayate Salta Argentina 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Avenida 67 Torrontes 2013

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    Very nice, sweet aroma. Enjoyably light and fruity - pineapple, mineral water, and a little yogurt. A fine summer sipper, and a good bargain. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Hi everyone!  I started posting last week asking for wine advice but now ... like Vouvrays, Albarinos, Torrontes and Viogniers.  Also love sparklers like Riondo Prosecco and Pierre Gimonnet NV.  Luckily in Northern NJ, there are many well-stocked and reasonably priced wines.  Look forward to getting to know fellow Snoother Read More

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  • Santa Julia Torrontes Plus 2012

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    Smells like a green grape, and tastes light and fruity but not sweet. There's enough acidity to make it interesting. Not much aftertaste. Color is light yellow. I would drink it again as anytime white wine, not for a special occasion. Read More

    Wine review by lewildt


  • Nice examples here!  And GregT takes the prize for his massive collection. ... blanc, Albarino, Viognier, Torrontes, Rhone white blends) and 5% sparklers and dessert wines (port/muscat/late harvest).&nbs Read More

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  • Alamos Torrontes 2012

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    Fruit forward with more weight than I expected; finish is highly acidic with some grapefruit and fairly long. Read More

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  • Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2012

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    This is my favourite inexpensive white.Sweet but nicely balanced. 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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