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Torrontés

Torrontés is an aromatic white grape variety which is widely grown in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. It is known for its fresh acidity and floral aromas, making it a popular choice for lovers of white wine.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Torrontés is a white grape variety with a greenish-yellow colour. The grape has a signature aromatic profile which typically includes notes of rose, orange blossom, lychee, peach and apricot. The taste profile of Torrontés is typically zesty and crisp, with a lively acidity and a light to medium body.

Fresh Torrontés grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Torrontés is primarily grown in Argentina, where it is the country's fifth-most planted variety, with about 17,000 hectares of vineyards. The variety is also found in Chile and Uruguay, where it is the third-most planted variety. Torrontés is a high-yielding variety that thrives in warm climates and is susceptible to downy mildew and botrytis bunch rot. The variety is often grown in higher-altitude vineyards, which imparts a distinctive character to the wines. Torrontés is typically made in a dry style and is frequently vinified with little to no oak influence, resulting in wines that are more light and crisp. In Argentina, Torrontés is mainly grown in the North-West region of the country, where the variety produces light and aromatic wines with notes of rose and peach. In Uruguay, Torrontés is mainly grown in the Canelones and Montevideo regions, where it produces more full-bodied wines with a balanced acidity. In Chile, Torrontés is mainly grown in the Valle Central, where it produces wines that are more aromatic and expressive. Torrontés pairs well with a variety of dishes, from lighter seafood dishes to spicy Asian cuisine. The variety's crisp acidity and aromatics make it a great match for food, as it helps to cut through the richness of a dish and bring out the flavours.

Foods to pair with Torrontés:

Asian food
Curry
Deep fried
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Torrontés
Three Torrontés varieties exist in Argentina parallel to each other: Torrontés Riojano, Torrontés Sanjuanino and Torrontés Mendocino. Torrontés Riojano is the most planted since it seems to have the best aromatic quality and is therefore prefered by winemakers.

Top Wines with Torrontés

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New Age Sweet White

New Age

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3.9
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4.4
New Age Sweet White is a delightful wine that offers a unique and refreshing experience. Produced in a renowned appellation, this wine showcases the expertise of skilled winemakers. The vineyard features a perfect balance of climate and soil, resulting in grapes that are bursting with flavor. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting and harvesting the grapes at their optimal ripeness, followed by a gentle pressing to extract the juice. The wine is then fermented at a controlled temperature to preserve its natural sweetness. The end result is a beautifully balanced wine with a luscious and fruity character, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate a sweeter style.
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Food Pairing:
Cheese
Dessert
Fruit
Seafood
Thai
Bruschetta And Crostini
Quiche And Savoury Tart
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Bottle of Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés from search results

Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés

Zuccardi

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3.8
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3.8
Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés is a delightful white wine that showcases the best of Argentina's Mendoza region. Produced by a renowned family-owned winery, this wine is crafted from Torrontés grapes grown in high-altitude vineyards. The unique terroir of the region, with its cool climate and sandy soils, imparts a distinct character to the wine. The result is a refreshing and aromatic wine with notes of citrus, white flowers, and tropical fruits. Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés is a perfect choice for those seeking a crisp and lively white wine experience.
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Food Pairing:
Beef
Asian Food
Toufu
Seafood
Fruit
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$14.99
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Bottle of Amalaya Blanco (Torrontés - Riesling) from search results

Amalaya Blanco (Torrontés - Riesling)

Amalaya

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3.8
Amalaya Blanco is a delightful blend of Torrontés and Riesling grapes, crafted in a style that showcases the best of both varietals. Produced in a renowned appellation, this wine is a true gem. The vineyard where the grapes are grown boasts unique features, such as high altitude and a cool climate, which contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process is carefully executed, resulting in a wine that is crisp, refreshing, and aromatic. With its vibrant flavors and balanced acidity, Amalaya Blanco is the perfect choice for those seeking a unique and enjoyable white wine experience.
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Food Pairing:
Asian Food
Seafood
Beef
Toufu
Sushi
Salad
Thai
Croquette
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$13.98
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Bottle of Amalaya Brut Nature (Riesling - Torrontés) from search results

Amalaya Brut Nature (Riesling - Torrontés)

Amalaya

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3.7
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3.8
Amalaya Brut Nature is a delightful blend of Riesling and Torrontés grapes, crafted with precision and care. This sparkling wine hails from Salta. The winemaking process involves a meticulous approach, resulting in a wine that showcases the best qualities of both grape varieties. The style of Amalaya Brut Nature is characterized by its refreshing and crisp nature, with a perfect balance of acidity and fruitiness. It offers a unique and enjoyable drinking experience, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a sparkling wine that is both elegant and vibrant.
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Food Pairing:
Dessert
Seafood
Sushi
Thai
Beef
Asian Food
Toufu
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$40.99
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Bottle of La Linda Torrontés from search results

La Linda Torrontés

La Linda

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La Linda Torrontés is a refreshing white wine produced by Luigi Bosca, a renowned winery in Mendoza, Argentina. The grapes are sourced from high-altitude vineyards in the Cafayate region, known for its unique terroir and ideal growing conditions for Torrontés. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, with a focus on preserving the natural aromas and flavors of the grape. The result is a bright and aromatic wine with notes of citrus, white flowers, and tropical fruit. La Linda Torrontés is a perfect match for spicy dishes or as an aperitif on a warm summer day.
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Food Pairing:
Fish
Salad
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Asian Food
Toufu
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$15.99
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