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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  • 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

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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


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