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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  • Thanks GregT and Rckr1951 and I also agree... youngest Torrontes also wins Best in Show. * My predictions are 1. Graham Beck Brut Rose N/V followed by # 2. Elena Walch Lagredin then #3 The Torrentes which also sells most wine and grabs Best in Show @ Eastpointe Singer Island.   Read More

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  • Well good luck then!  But Torrontes is so floral it should be an easy one! Read More

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  • Trebbiano 2015 vs  Torrentes 2015, and Greco 2015 for a new option NPB Showdown whites @ Eastpointe Singer Island . November 30th 2016. RSVP this event is almost sold out, BOOM. Read More

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  • Hello all,I'm not actually a beginner in wine preparation. I started preparing wine 3 months ago. I've tasted different varieties of wine and my favorite is Merlot wine. I had a doubt earlier on how to store the prepared wine. I searched many sources and asked many friends and  I happened to read an article yesterday which had tips to properly s... Read More

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  • Alamos Torrontes 2015


    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


    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


    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


    Sweet and punchy. Read More

    Wine review by esantipapa

  • Crios Crios Torrontes 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by invinoveritas78

  • Callia Alta Torrontés San Juan 2014


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

    Wine review by eyetalian

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