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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 ... more
Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible for roughly 70 percent of the country's annual wine production. The French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentration and intensity.
The province lies on the western edge of Argentina, across the Andes Mountains from Chile. While the province is large (it covers a similar area to the state of New York), its viticultural land is clustered mainly in the northern part, just south of Mendoza City. Here, the regions of ... more
Cuyo is a large administrative and economic region in the central-west of Argentina. While it is not a wine region itself, it does neatly encompass the country's most prolific wine-producing areas, Mendoza and San Juan, together responsible for more than 90% of Argentina's viticultural output. The La Rioja region is often included as part of Cuyo for viticultural reasons.... more