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 Torrontes Wine

Torrontes is best known as the Argentina's number-one white wine, but the name is actually given to at least five grape varieties. In Argentina, Torrontes is associated with three of these, which all have Muscat of Alexandria as a parent grape. Argentine Torrontes is marked by its floral aromas, which are distinctive of its membership of the extended Muscat family. Its scents are often described as soapy and lightly spicy, with the smell of white flowers.

The different varieties used in Argentina are Torrontes Riojano (the best and most widely planted), Torrontes Sanjuanino (which is less focused than Riojano) and Torrontes Mendocino (which is less aromatic than the other two). The wines are usually produced fresh and crisp without oak maturation and are best consumed within one or two years of release. Mission (Criolla Chica) is the other parent of Riojano and Sanjuanino.

Torrontes
Pre-veraison Torrontes Grapes
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Chile also grows Torrontes grapes, in particular Torrontes Riojano, which is used in the production of the country’s national spirit, Pisco. Uruguay continues the South American theme and makes a small amount of varietal Torrontes wine.

Spain has its own Torrontes grape, grown in the Galicia region, though it is unclear if this variety bears any relation to the grape grown in South America.

Synonyms include: Torontel, Moscatel de Austria.

Popular blends include: Chardonnay – Torrontes.

Related grape varieties include: Muscat of Alexandria, Mission.

Food matches include:
Americas: Pastelito de pollo picante (spicy chicken and cheese pastry)


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We found 277 matches for Torrontes. Click on a name below for details, scores and price history ...
Wine Name
Region 
Popularity
Dominio del Plata Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $13 2815
Bodega Colome Torrontes, Salta, Argentina Salta $13 6309
Michel Torino Bodega El Esteco 'Don David' Torrontes Reserve, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $15 6888
Andean Vineyards 'Alma Andina' Torrontes, Salta, Argentina Salta $11 9021
Fincas Patagonicas Zolo Torrontes, Famatina, Argentina Famatina $10 10851
Catena 'Alamos' Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $10 11356
O. Fournier Urban Uco Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $10 12197
Alta Vista Classic Reserva Torrontes, Salta, Argentina Salta $11 12850
Familia Schroeder Deseado Espumante Dulce Natural, Neuquen, Argentina Neuquen $18 14021
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Unoaked Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $18 14461
Bodega Domingo Molina 'Hermanos' Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $15 14714
Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia Tardio, Mendoza, Argentina Mendoza $18 15410
Bodegas Etchart Privado Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $11 17435
Alta Vista Premium Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina Mendoza $16 18629
Trapiche Astica Torrontes, Cuyo, Argentina Cuyo $6 19534
Fincas Patagonicas Tapiz Torrontes, Famatina, Argentina Famatina $13 20662
Casa Bianchi 'Elsa Bianchi' Torrontes, San Rafael, Argentina San Rafael $10 21801
Bodegas Esmeralda Tilia Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $10 23193
Bodega Mauricio Lorca 'Lorca Fantasia' Torrontes, Famatina, Argentina Famatina $15 23775
Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina Mendoza $10 23775
La Yunta Torrontes, Famatina, Argentina Famatina $10 24353
Dona Paula Estate Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $15 25621
Raza Dolce Torrontes, Famatina, Argentina Famatina $10 26318
Michel Torino Cuma Organic Torrontes, Cafayate, Argentina Cafayate - Calchaqui Valley $11 26390
Trivento Tribu Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina Mendoza $10 27831
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